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Study Highlights Under-appreciated Benefit of Oyster Restoration


May 7, 2013

image of healthy oyster reefs A new study shows that healthy oyster reefs would help to buffer the increasing acidity of coastal waters. Full Story

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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