Shoreline Preservation

Bags of oyster shells are thrown into Mobile Bay in May 2008 during an experiment aimed at finding ways to slow or reverse the erosion of the area’s natural shoreline. The resulting piles of shells, an alternative to bulkheads, are known as “living shorelines” and become habitat for sea life while protecting private beach property from damaging ocean waves.

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