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Citizen Science Bolsters Oyster Restoration Efforts

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In the early part of the 20th-century, harvests of a million bushels of oysters were common along the state's shoreline. However, over-harvesting, destruction of habitats, disease, pollution, and sediment from runoff have taken a toll on the native oyster population. Restoration efforts have been ongoing for many years. Smith discusses a monitoring program, the Statewide Oyster Spat Monitoring Project, which was the brainchild of Tony Alphin of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2011, p6-13, il