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    Workers place bags of shells into the water at Beach Haven in New Jersey. The shells have baby oysters on them. They will help beaches. (AP/Wayne Parry)
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    Baby oysters are called spat. See those brown spots on the shell? Those are baby oysters. (AP/Wayne Parry)
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    Workers dump cages into the water. The cages hold whelk shells and oysters. (AP/Wayne Parry)
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    The shore is getting washed away. Julie Schumacher works with a group. It brings baby oysters there. (AP/Wayne Parry)
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    A barge holds cages of whelk shells and oysters. It sails into Barnegat Bay in New Jersey. (AP/Wayne Parry)
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Sea water rises.  Strong waves wash out beaches.  Oysters can help.

People put baby oysters on shells.  Then the people drop rows of shells near the shore.  Waves slow down when they bump into the shells.  

Pray: Pray oysters will protect beaches. May God give people more ideas to keep land near the ocean safe.

Read More: People around the world make oyster havens along shores. In New Jersey, workers build steel wire cages. They fill the cages with rocks and baby oysters on shells. Rows of cages line the shore. These “living shorelines” act like walls that block forceful waves. More than 300,000 oysters are helping a coastal inlet in Scotland. Oysters also help make water healthy. One oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water each day. The Lord “gives wisdom.” (Proverbs 2:6) He shows us how to care for His creation.