Luke is a Marine Biologist working to restore the overexploited native oyster reefs along the coast of the UK. These reefs are crucial habitats for hundreds of species and the oysters are critical for healthy, clean oceans.
Luke can restore millions of oysters increasing the health of the surrounding ocean. His work will give a better understanding of the native oyster’s contribution to oceans’ water quality and biodiversity, which affects everyone.
Oysters are a key species for maintaining the health of our oceans: they filter and clean water, provide habitat for hundreds of species and reduce the impacts of excess nutrients. However, the oyster population has declined significantly in the UK due to overfishing, diseases and environmental pressures.