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Maryland experiences full variety of Sandy’s wrath

CRISFIELD — On Maryland’s jagged coastline, hurricane-riled waves destroyed an iconic pier and floodwaters forced caskets from graves in a town famed for crabbing. In the mountainous western edges, 2 feet of snow snapped power lines, downed trees and left ...

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Maryland’s oyster history: A tale of pirates, poachers

For a long period of Maryland’s history, the greatest threat to the survival of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay did not come from parasite-spread diseases dermo and MSX. It came, instead, from armed bands of oyster poachers and pirates looking ...

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Maryland promotes aquaculture to boost oyster numbers

CRISFIELD — Harvesting oysters from the Chesapeake Bay could become as simple as pulling up a cage from a local waterway under a new push by the state of Maryland to develop aquaculture ventures. “We’ve had some fairly strong interest ...

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