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Olympia Oysters


Once a thriving species with abundant numbers for fishing, Olympia Oysters have all but disappeared from Netarts Bay. Commercial hatcheries have been employed in reproducing and growing these oysters to a large enough size that they can be released into the bay. Efforts are focused on increasing the population to a large enough size that they might reproduce on their own from within the bay.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Newman

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Part of Episode

Steens Archeology; Metro's Greenspace Program; Olympia Oysters; Valley of the Giants Photo Essay

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1806
Original Broadcast: November 9, 2006