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Asian Oysters in the Chesapeake

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Asian Oysters in the Chesapeake

Asian Oysters in the Chesapeake

Asian Oysters in the Chesapeake

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NPR's Brian Naylor reports from southern Virginia on the experimental program to introduce a non-native species of oyster — the Asian oyster — into the Chesapeake Bay. The natives species has been devastated by disease. The program has given hope to the local oystermen who have seen the source of their livelihood disappear.