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Newly discovered wild oyster species could help clean the Hudson River

Mar 28, 2018 12:45 pm
Adam High in The Cornell Sun reports that scientists have discovered a new species of Hudson River oyster that could help clean up the waterway. Researchers from the Hare Lab in Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources found a previously unknown species of wild Hudson River oysters near the Tappan Zee Bridge. Few wild populations of oysters have survived the pollution put into the Hudson River in the last few centuries. The filter feeders clean waterways, and wild oysters have stronger genetics than hatchery-bred oysters now being placed into the Hudson River to help clean the water. Read the full story in The Cornell Sun.