Location: The Sands boat landing, Port Royal, SC (behind boardwalk)
Sponsorship: Beaufort Marine Institute, Beaufort Estuarium, Port Royal Elementary School and local citizens
Nearby development: typical urban development, commercial port, boat landing
Other restoration factors: extreme exposure to wind-driven waves
This site has average recruitment and average growth. This site is subject to intense wave action, which washes shell and sand across the reefs. This tends to smother young oysters and inhibit growth. This site was expanded in 2006 and treatments using bags elevated on pallets were included.