The Apalachicola Oyster in 2016 | A Long Road to Recovery

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The Apalachicola Oyster in 2016 | A Long Road to Recovery

It has been a hard four years for the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery. Crippled by extreme droughts in 2011 and 2012, it was in need of extensive restoration. As drought appears to be affecting the Apalachicola River and the fresh water it provides, we see how much Apalachicola oyster refs have healed. Red more at: http://wfsu.org/ecologyblog

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Rob Diaz de Villegas is a senior producer for television at WFSU Public Media, covering outdoors and ecology. After years of producing the music program OutLoud, Rob found himself in a salt marsh with a camera, and found a new professional calling as well. That project, the National Science Foundation funded "In the Grass, On the Reef," spawned the award-winning WFSU Ecology Blog. Now in its tenth year, the Ecology Blog recently wrapped its most ambitious endeavor, the EcoCitizen Project.

Rob is married with two young sons, who make a pretty fantastic adventure squad.