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Oyster restoration project is big success as whole reefs of oysters return to more than 400 acres of estuarine ecosystem

Biologists working to restore the Chesapeake Bay oyster populations are claiming the biggest success in human history, as whole reefs of oysters return to more than 400 acres of estuarine ecosystem.

Nowhere is this success more highlighted than along the Piankatank River, where The Nature Conservancy Virginia Chesapeake Bay Program has taken the first steps to restoring what used to be 7,000 acres of oyster reefs.

The Piankatank is what’s known as …

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Original title: World’s Largest Oyster Restoration Is Big Success – Fulfilling Virginia’s Promise to Chesapeake Bay Rivers

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