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How oysters are cleaning New York's polluted harbor

Cleaning up the mess with molluscs Image: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Emma Charlton

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 Reviving the harbor’s lost ecosystem, one oyster at a time.
Reviving the harbor’s lost ecosystem, one oyster at a time. Image: The Billion Oyster Project
 The project engages restaurants, local volunteers and schoolchildren.
The project engages restaurants, local volunteers and schoolchildren. Image: The Billion Oyster Project

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 The Billion Oyster Project
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 Oysters are thriving in water that was once filthy.
Oysters are thriving in water that was once filthy. Image: The Billion Oyster Project
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