Inside a Third-Generation Oysterman’s Tough Trade

April 10, 2015 - It doesn't take a scientist to understand nature and the human effects on oysters in Apalachicola Bay, Florida. Kendall Schoelles's ancestors harvested oysters here in the late 1800s. An oysterman himself, he knows what affects the mollusks. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill near Louisiana had an impact on the oysters here, even though the oil didn't reach this part of Florida. 

This video was collected during the 2015 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, a thousand-mile journey from central Florida to Alabama to help protect the corridor "for the health of people, wildlife, and watersheds."

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