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

  • Oyster Gardening in Hampton, Virginia

    Claire Neubert shows why she loves growing oysters at home for efforts to restore Virginia’s oyster population. To find out more, visit www.cbf.org/vaoystergardening.

  • Part 2 Rising from the Muck

    This segment of CBF’s ”The Incredible Oyster Reef” explores the benefits of oyster reefs.

  • Part 1 Blossom Where You're Planted

    This segment of CBF's "The Incredible Oyster Reef" shows how oysters build reefs in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Back to Baysics: Oyster Sanctuaries

    In the first episode of Back to Baysics, find out why oyster sanctuaries are important to the Chesapeake Bay.

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