RaNTrans project team at University of Portsmouth are making the important tasks of processing oysters’ samples so much fun. Well done guys!

The Solent and other coastal areas in UK and France face intense poor water quality and eutrophication. The nutrient removal and cleaner water capability of areas restored with oysters is estimated to be significant in mitigating eutrophication. Oysters are known to filter up to 50 gallons (about 200 litres) of water each day and absorb N-nitrogen from the water into their shells (and soft tissues) contributing to reduction of nutrient concentrations by their bioremediation activities. There are huge economic and ecological benefits of restoring native oyster (Ostrea edulis) habitats for people and wildlife.

This is why RaNTrans and projects such as BLUE and Solent Oyster Restoration are so important.

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Check out this video of the team preparing – shucking – oysters samples for analysis. Credit: UoP

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