At about the a quarter inch or the size of an average pinky nail, we transfer the seed into mesh bags and deploy them further out into the Bay. Here at Island Creek we have the benefit of a floating nursery. We stick the bags into cages that have two big pontoon floats on them. Each cage houses four big bags of seed or up to 2000 oysters. The oysters really do well floating on the surface because the algae they love to eat grows densest closest to the sun and the quick current is a highly effective food conveyor belt (no hunting or gathering necessary for our footless friends… the tide delivers the groceries).

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