Aswani Volety, a marine sciences professor at FGCU, spearheads the restoration project. Here, he proudly shows off a shell bag from a previous project —it's now full of new oyster growth. The underwater piles of shell bags provide a habitat for oysters, crab, fish and other marine life.

Photo by Garrett Hubbard, Bonita Daily News

Aswani Volety, a marine sciences professor at FGCU, spearheads the restoration project. Here, he proudly shows off a shell bag from a previous project —it's now full of new oyster growth. The underwater piles of shell bags provide a habitat for oysters, crab, fish and other marine life.

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