Oysters are one of the most recognizable species in the Chesapeake Bay, and one of the most important to the health of its ecosystem. Don “Mutt” Meritt from the University of Maryland explains the environmental role that oysters play and describes what scientists are doing to restore the iconic bivalve. Learn more about blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s online Field Guide: chesapeakebay.net/fieldguide/critter/eastern_oyster

Produced by Steve Droter
Stock Footage: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Oyster Hatchery
Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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