Giving Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay A Second Chance
With their populations down to only a fraction of what they once were, Chesapeake Bay oysters are in need of serious help. That’s where the Harris Creek Habitat Restoration Project comes in. It’s the largest such effort on the East Coast, with the goal of putting tens of millions of oysters back into the bay over the next decade. WAMU producer Michael Martinez traveled to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to learn more about this tall order from Stephan Abel, executive director of the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Stephanie Westby of NOAA also spoke about the project and her agency’s role. Also featured: The Loh Down on Science with Sandra Loh.