The OysterBreak™ is a patented technology developed by ORA Technologies, L.L.C. designed to use the oyster's inherent nature of clustering to form a coastal protection structure. The OysterBreak™ system’s design is to be used as an alternative to traditional rock structures.

Our Products

ORA Estuaries provides engineering, scientific and regulatory consulting services as well as turn key project implementation to our clients. We combine practical project implementation experience with scientific discipline and aquacultural systems expertise to deliver a unique value proposition to our clients.

Our Services
Who We Are

We are engineers, scientists, inventors and dreamers. We bring our vision to drive the state of practice in estuarine sustainability by eliminating arbitrary barriers between engineering, organisms and their environment.

We have experience in research, product development and public sector project delivery.

We are committed to our values, to our employees, to our clients and to our community.

What We Do

ORA Estuaries is a proud sales organization of the OysterBreak Shoreline Protection System. We do more than just take orders. We help you to implement your projects by assisting with concept development, engineering, typical cross sections, specifications and cost & quantity estimates.

Besides implementation of our products we assist our clients as engineers and subconsultants. We offer design, permitting, NEPA, field investigations, GIS, and aquacultural consulting.

How We Do It

We're not just salesmen. Our team brings a deep knowledge of the fundamental science and engineering behind our products, as well as a wealth of experience in the public sector project delivery process.

ORA Estuaries is committed to developing lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our consulting clients. We work hard to fully understand the needs of our clients and their projects.

Contact Us


201 St. Charles Ave. 45th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170


(225) 372-5570

From our Blog »

NC scientists find that oyster reefs can grow faster than sea-level rise | CharlotteObserver.com - Jun 25, 2014

NC scientists find that oyster reefs can grow faster than sea-level rise | CharlotteObserver.com. Using laser scanning technology, Rodriguez and Fodrie generated topographic maps of the oyster reefs. The laser works by shooting at a rotating mirror, which scatters light onto the reef and measures the return. These maps allow scientists to calculate precise rates […]

Coast-protecting technology wins $50,000 Water Challenge at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week | NOLA.com - Apr 15, 2014

  Coast-protecting technology wins $50,000 Water Challenge at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week | NOLA.com. On March 24, Tyler Ortego, founder of ORA Estuaries, pitched a new business model built around the OysterBreak Shoreline Protection system, and won the 4th annual Water Challenge.  The Water Challenge is a high stakes business pitch competition, sponsored by Idea […]

ORA Estuaries and the OysterBreak featured on Nola.com! - Apr 15, 2014

  OysterBreak, a new coastal restoration system, to appear in Entrepreneur Week’s Water Challenge | NOLA.com. As part of the lead up to New Orleans Entrepreneur week, NOLA.com featured ORA Estuaries and the OysterBreak.  

OysterBreaks Are True Living Shoreline Protection - Dec 10, 2013

Everybody is talking about living shorelines these days.  The Mobile District has a general permit.  Living shorelines are being permitted all over the Chesapeake.  There are four big living shorelines projects proposed in the latest round of BP oil spill restoration. What is a living shoreline?  NOAA defines a living shoreline as: A shoreline management […]