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The Southside Light is a free, local, digital first news organization and technology company serving the south side of Corpus Christi and the community as a whole by balanced reporting focusing on local and state government.

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How “18 Test Tubes” back in the 1970s helped lead to oyster cultivation along the Texas Gulf Coast

Scientists back in the 1970s helped lay the groundwork for a modern mariculture industry that will now include Texas oysters.