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Hard times for oysters in the Gulf of Mexico

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August 11, 2014
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Public oyster beds in the Gulf of Mexico are producing less than a third of the shellfish than before oil spewed from a BP well in 2010. But whether the spill is a cause is still under review by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. (Aug. 11) Video provided by AP


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