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6 Months ago

Oyster farming and shorebirds likely can coexist: Scientists find oyster aquaculture has little impact on red knots, three other species

Oyster farming as currently practiced along the Delaware Bayshore does not significantly impact four shorebirds, including the federally threatened red knot, which migrates thousands of miles from Chile annually, according to a new study. The findings likely apply to other areas around the country including the West Coast and Gulf Coast, where oyster aquaculture is expanding, according to experts.

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