From left: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Christie Vilsack, Doug McKalip, Confidential Assistant to the Secretary, Captain Russell Dize, waterman and Oyster Recovery Project board member, Dr. Don Meritt, University of Maryland, Horn Point Laboratory, Oyster Hatchery Manager and Don Webster, Maryland Department of Agriculture listen to McKalip, explain how to tell the sex a Maryland Blue Crab. The crab McKalip is holding is a male recognized by the bottom part of its shell that looks like the Washington Monument. Secretary Vilsack visited the University of Maryland Horn Point Center for Environmental Science in Cambridge, Maryland, Monday, September 20, 2010 while on a tour to visit rural communities, farmers and watermen to discuss funding for water and soil conservation programs available through the Department of Agriculture. The conservation programs will aid rural communities, farmers and watermen on the Chesapeake Bay in their efforts to improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. USDA Photo 10di1497-91 by Bob Nichols.
April 29, 2014
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