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What Comprises an Oyster Reef Community? NOAA Wants to Know.

On a cool and breezy October day, SCUBA divers worked to retrieve trays of mud and oysters from the bottom of Harris Creek.... Read more >


NOAA Funding Helps Researchers Quantify Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office announces funding for seven projects that seek to quantify the benefits that restored oyster reefs provide to the Bay’s ecosystem.... Read more >


Applications for Environmental Education Grants Being Accepted through 1/14/15

A total of roughly $2.7 million may be available for institutions seeking to support education of the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards.... Read more >

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