Why are these bivalves so important to Bay health, and how are scientists helping to restore them?
Oysters are one of the most recognizable species in the Chesapeake Bay, and one of the most important to the health of its ecosystem. Listen as Stephanie Westby and Jay Lazar of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Andrew Button of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), and Patrick Temple of Oyster Recovery Partnership explain the environmental role that oysters play and describe what scientists are doing as part of the largest oyster restoration project in the world.
Learn more about the Eastern Oyster in the Chesapeake Bay Program's online Field Guide.
- Produced by
- Will Parson
"3rd Chair" and “Well Water” by Blue Dot Sessions
- Additional footage:
- NOAA, Norfolk Public Library and USDA NRCS
- Special thanks to
- Stephanie Westby, Jay Lazar, David Bruce, Anna He, Andrew Button and Patrick Temple