Scott Eglseder stands next to the demonstration that convinced him to start his program, the Chesapeake Bay "Advance and Protect" Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative. The water in the jug that he's touching had oysters put in it just an hour and a half before the picture was taken and the water went from muddy to clear.
Pictured above is a sample of an oyster cage that people can volunteer to hang from their docks in Bay tributaries.
The jug to the left in the picture had oysters put into it just an hour and a half before the picture was taken. The water was as muddy as in the jug to the right, but became clear. The oysters in the jug on the right had just been put in the water when the picture was taken.
Chris Judy, head of the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program for the Department of Natural Resources, talks to a crowd at the Tidewater Inn on Thursday during the second annual Oyster Social.
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 9:01 am
EASTON - When Scott Eglseder was growing up on Spencer's Creek near St. Michaels in the 1960s and 1970s, he said the seagrasses were thick and plentiful and that he remembers how sea life flourished.
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