Meet the Oyster Professor

OystersOysters were once plentiful on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, but their numbers have fallen dramatically over the last century, due to overfishing, pollution and disease.  Scientists and watermen are working to bring them back, and the partnership has led to a unique course at the University of Virginia – one taught, in part, by a man who has no PhD but could easily write a dissertation on his beloved bivalves.  Sandy Hausman reports.


  1. #1 by Amy Beane on March 3, 2013 - 2:10 pm

    You did a wonderful job representing my father and his dedication to education on oyster aquaculture! Please check your facts next time, Fairport is on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. But we have plenty of friends and family on the Eastern Shore! Thank you for your report.

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