04 Sep '11, 6pm

"Oyster Gardeners" Rebuild a Once Thriving Population in the Chesapeake Bay

Oyster gardeners, motivated by a love of oysters and the Chesapeake Bay, are working to revive a species that has been on a fast decline for years, growing ever more dramatic in recent decades. "If you look at the time of first contact, when the original oyster population had been in place for hundreds of thousands of years, they were able to filter the entire Chesapeake Bay, which is a huge volume of water, in about three or four days," Tanner Council, a coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which runs an oyster gardening program in Virginia said to Reuters . Oyster Gardening According to Reuters , "volunteer gardeners," an estimated 300 in all, plant baby oysters in the late summer and fall. Oyster gardeners set up oyster cages made from mesh, which hang from docks. They allow oysters to grow until they are big enough to be transported to a sanctuary. Each year ...

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