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OysterThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is investigating a die-off of oysters in the northern Chesapeake Bay, with watermen suspecting the heavy rains and runoff pollution from Tropical Storm Lee.  UPDATE: The Baltimore Sun, however, is reporting the deaths are less extensive than first thought, and are limited to two areas north of the Bay Bridge that account for only 2 percent of total harvest.


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