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.

SOURCE: University of Maryland Environmental Science Horn Point Oyster Hatchery | GRAPHIC: Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark/The Washington Post May 1, 2011
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