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Oyster Reefs (10-30-19)

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In the Chesapeake Bay, healthy oyster reefs perform much like coral reefs in the ocean, providing critical habitat for dozens of species and – as an added bonus – oyster  beds make a big difference to the quality of the water around them. Listen in!

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.