Putting oysters in the mood

In hopes of boosting oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay, conservationists at the University of Maryland’s oyster restoration program orchestrate a mass spawning of captive oysters and release billions of the tiny baby oysters, called “spat,” into the bay.

A look at a project by conservationists at the University of Maryland to try and boost the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay.
SOURCE: University of Maryland Environmental Science Horn Point Oyster Hatchery. GRAPHIC: Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark/The Washington Post. Published on May 1, 2011, 8:07 p.m.
 
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