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Drought Impacts Oyster Harvest

gulf-oyster-150.jpgIt's going to be a bad year for Gulf Coast oysters: with oyster populations in Mississippi and Louisiana still recovering from the oil spill as well this Spring's flooding, Texas oysters were the main hope for fans of Southern bivalves. However, the severe drought has caused salinity levels in Galveston Bay to rise high enough that a full harvest is unlikely. [AP}

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