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Second Oyster EIS Presentation to be Held Aug. 12
A presentation on how oyster restoration affects the ecosystem, as part of the ongoing Oyster Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will take place on Friday, Aug. 12 from 12-1 p.m. in the C-1 conference room at DNR Headquarters in Annapolis. Presenter Carl Cerco, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, will highlight key findings from a model developed to project the ecosystem effects for a range of oyster population scenarios. The model will address the impact of oysters on nitrogen, chlorophyll, light attenuation, submerged aquatic vegetation and dissolved oxygen.
August 4, 2005
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