On Virginia Water Radio for 8-24-15: Oysters, Nitrogen, and the Chesapeake Bay – Part 1

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of August 24, 2015, is “Oysters, Nitrogen, and the Chesapeake Bay – Part 1.”  The 4 min./23 sec. episode examines the historic and modern importance of the Eastern Oyster.  The episode features “The Oystermen’s Ball,” by  Bob Michel of Pennsylvania.  Have a listen!

Part 2 (week of 9-7-15), will examine Virginia research on oysters’ role in processing nitrogen in the Bay.

Photo 1 Oyster boats

Oysters boats at Chincoteague, Va., April 1946. Photo made available for public use by the NOAA Photo Library (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce), image ID fizh0394 in NOAA’s Historic Fisheries Collection, accessed online at http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/index.html.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org

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