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Rebuilding Nature’s Defenses: The Oyster Reef Restoration Revolution

In the dynamic realm where the Gulf of Mexico meets Louisiana’s coastal marshes, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been a silent guardian, actively working long before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to rejuvenate the health of this vital ecosystem. Oyster reefs, once prolific and teeming with life, faced numerous challenges—fishing practices, dredging, habitat loss, water…