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Scientists want to bring back oyster reefs to fight climate change

Donated, clean oyster shells are gathered up in bags and stacked on pallets to build oyster reefs. (Emily Jones/WABE)
Donated, clean oyster shells are gathered up in bags and stacked on pallets to build oyster reefs. (Emily Jones/WABE)

Oysters are important for coastal ecosystems. Researchers are creating oyster reefs in Georgia to help marshes expand and to fight climate change by sequestering carbon.

Emily Jones of WABE reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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