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Seafood workers fear more than drought is working against Apalachicola Bay

Seafood workers harvest oysters from Apalachicola Bay during better times in 2007. Some workers are wondering why there are so few oysters in the bay now compared to the drought in 2007. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

EASTPOINT -- Some Franklin County oystermen say Apalachicola Bay has endured droughts before but they've never witnessed one with the effects they're seeing now.

They wonder whether the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the use of chemical dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico are having an effect on the bay.

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