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The Zirlott family's oyster farm is at the end of a long pier in Sandy Bay. Legend has it that the name "Murder Point" comes from a deadly dispute over an oyster lease at this site back in 1929. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

The "off-bottom" production method, in which oysters are grown in hanging baskets tumbled by waves, is starting to flourish on the Gulf coast — and demand for these boutique bivalves is growing.

The view from the balcony of the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Ala. Joe DeSciose/Courtesy of Glenny Brock hide caption

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A Birmingham Landmark With A Storied But Segregated History

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The Zirlott family's oyster farm is at the end of a long pier in Sandy Bay. Legend has it that the name "Murder Point" comes from a deadly dispute over an oyster lease at this site back in 1929. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

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John Paul White performs live at the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Ala. Beau Gustafson/WBHM hide caption

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In Birmingham, John Paul White Shares Songs And Stories

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