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 Incredible Oyster

    In this episode, CBF President Will Baker talks with Maryland Fisheries Scientist Allison Colden about the state of the Chesapeake native oyster.

  • Let Science Be Your Guide

    CBF President Will Baker and retiring CBF Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough discuss the progress made using the science-based management of rockfish, crabs, oysters, and menhaden over the last decades.

  • Live with CBF's Oyster Restoration Team

    In this Facebook Live video,we're on the banks of the South River in Annapolis with CBF'S MD Oyster Restoration Specialist Pat Beall.

  • Seeding Our Future

    CBF President Will Baker talks with Jackie Shannon and Heather North, experts from CBF's Virginia oyster restoration center, about rebuilding the Bay's living water treatment centers.

  • Beneath the Surface-Exploring the Severn River

    Take a trip beneath the surface of the Severn where we see incredible signs of the Bay's recovery

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