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Oyster Restoration Projected To Significantly Boost Bay Grasses While Removing Nitrogen Pollution from the Bay
On Friday, Aug. 12, Dr. Carl Cerco, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center, presented a model illustrating that a 25-fold increase in Marylandís oyster population would result in a 21 percent increase in Bay Grasses and removal of 11 million pounds of nitrogen annually from the Chesapeake Bay. The presentation on the ecosystem impact of a restored oyster population was the second in a series of outreach events on the Oyster Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). To view Dr. Cercoís presentation or read the full press release, click here.
Press contact: Megan Arts Evans, 410-260-8016, email@example.com
August 15, 2005
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