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Study suggests oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution


October 16, 2017

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science-led study is the first to identify and quantify potentially denitrifying bacteria in the oyster gut and shell, with important implications for efforts to reduce nutrient levels in coastal waters through oyster restoration.Full Story

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