The Incredible Oyster Reef

Most of us who love the Chesapeake Bay know that oysters once existed in storied numbers in an earlier time, long before poor water quality, disease, and harvesting nearly put an end to them. This film explores oysters as a keystone species with a remarkable, and it seems, indispensable ability to heal the Bay’s troubled waters.

 

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Podcasts & Videos

  • The Snowball Effect

    In this episode, CBF President Will Baker talks with 90-year-old volunteer Walter Zadan about his valuable work supporting oyster restoration.

  • Oysters Win, Trees Hold

    CBF President Will Baker and Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost discuss the results of this year's general session, which wrapped up April 10, 2017.

  • Part 5 Pushed to the Brink

    This segment of CBF‘s "The Incredible Oyster Reef" warns of the threats facing the Chesapeake Bay's iconic native oyster.

  • Part 4 Filtering Factories

    This segment of CBF’s “The Incredible Oyster Reef“ shows the remarkable contribution oysters can play in improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Part 3 Build It and They Will Come

    This segment of CBF’s "The Incredible Oyster Reef" explores the important habitat that oyster reefs provide for other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

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