This oyster planting marked CBF's official move to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Photo: Karen McDonald, SERC

VIDEO: Oysters Planted for Smithsonian Research

All over the Bay, oyster restoration groups like the Oyster Restoration Partnership and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have been working hard to boost the bivalve population, planting juvenile oysters on reefs in hopes they’ll thrive and multiply.

But this planting effort is different. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) on the Rhode River is now home to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s local base of oyster operations, paving the way for important research.

Cheryl Costello explains the new partnership that brings scientists and oyster advocates together. Watch below: