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Oyster Recovery Team report: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

Joe Taylor is executive director of Franklin's Promise Coalition.

For Immediate Release GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report this week by the University of Florida. Instead, the report by UF’s Oyster Recovery Team cites drought, insufficient rainfall and …

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