Return Day 6/11/14

On June 11, 2014 I returned my oysters to the water in South River in Edgewater, MD. But before they went they had to be removed from the water, taken out of the baskets, counted, put in buckets, driven to the boat, put on the boat, and thrown in the water. These pictures depict this process.

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It was super choppy that day with lots of white caps! I had a hard time balancing and got drenched from the spray!

 

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One last picture with my bivalve babies <3

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Carrying the oysters to the wheelbarrow

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On the road again!

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Here they are!

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Algae and silt build up

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A flatworm

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Inspecting the oysters as I count. Here’s one!

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This one has 4!

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Oyster inspection

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Here are three

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Two big quarter-sized oysters!

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This one is little and cute

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Here’s a big guy

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Oysters ahoy!

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Here I am counting away

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*gasp* a stowaway! And he looks fiesty

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There’s that crab again! And another worm

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287 in total, put into two buckets!

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My two baskets along with four others! (orange one was empty) Around 40-50 buckets were returned that day!!

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Unloading empty buckets from the boat

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Loading oysters on the boat

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South River near Edgewater

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On the boat

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To the reef!!!

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The sky was super stormy

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There’s a storm a-brewin’!

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The water was really deep (like 8-10 feet as shown here) but it leveled off to about 3 feet once we reached the reef.

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Me on the boat