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April 22, 2005

Outdoors Maryland Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats Thursday, 5:30 a.m., and April 30, 5:30 p.m.) MPT

"Oysters." At the turn of the 20th century, Chesapeake Bay oyster harvests numbering in the millions of bushels were common. Last year, harvests were closer to 23,000 bushels. Oysters filter the Chesapeake's water. This segment explores the latest efforts of scientists and policymakers as they try to determine whether to release the Asian oyster, keep the native Chesapeake oyster in place or wait until more studies are completed.

"Piercing the Forest." Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Dave Brinker goes to the steep and rocky slopes of the Western Maryland mountains to track down what he believes to be the only nesting pair of goshawks in the state and fit the birds with expensive tracking transmitters.

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