Cait & Jesse mapping out our reef

The Basin Oyster Project

Shellfish Restoration & Community Collaboration

The Basin Oyster Project (BOP) is an oyster shellfish restoration effort in Phippsburg, Maine managed by a collaborative group.

Our work is geared towards education & quantifiable direct benefit to the local ecosystem through improving water quality & creating marine habitat.

 

 

Current Partners Include:

  • Municipality: The Town of Phippsburg
  • Institution: Bates College
  • Organization: Manomet
  • Company: The Maine Oyster Company
  • Individuals: Community members & volunteers
  • Local Business: North East Salt Water

 

Fall 2021 on the Water

BOP Events

BOP - Larvae Growth

Time to Scuba!

Time to Scuba!

Time to Scuba!

Cait & Jesse mapping out our reef

Cait & Jesse mapping out our reef

Cait & Jesse mapping out our reef

Preparing aboard MOC1

Preparing aboard MOC1

Preparing aboard MOC1

Dot teaching Wayneflete kiddos

Dot teaching Wayneflete kiddos

Dot teaching Wayneflete kiddos

Down they go!!

Down they go!!

Capt Joe Joe's promo video!

Capt Joe Joe's promo video!

Johnny playing with the drone!

Johnny playing with the drone!

What do we see here?!

What do we see here?!

What do we see here?!

Shellfish reef castle.. look closely!

Shellfish reef castle.. look closely!

Shellfish reef castle.. look closely!

Morning trip to BOP site

Morning trip to BOP site

Morning trip to BOP site

Morning trip to BOP site

Morning trip to BOP site

Growing oysters on oysters!

Growing oysters on oysters!

Day 2 of Shell Prep

Day 2 of Shell Prep

2021 Prep work

2021 Prep work

2021 Prep work

2021 Prep work

2021 Prep work

2021 Prep work

2021 Prep work

It’s almost go time!

It’s almost go time!

It’s almost go time!

It game time!

It game time!

It game time!

Lantern nets full of shell

Lantern nets full of shell

Lantern nets full of shell

Say hello to Dot!

Say hello to Dot!

Say hello to Dot!

Meet the bubbler

Meet the bubbler

Meet the bubbler

Prepping the Shell bags

Prepping the Shell bags

Prepping the Shell bags

Basin Project 1

Basin Project 1

Basin Project 1

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