In the latest Bay Nature: Recycling osyter shells to support local oyster restoration

Shucks! I have an article in the Fall 2019 issue of Bay Nature. It deals with efforts to collect discarded oyster shells from Bay Area restaurants for use in restoration projects designed to provide habitat for native Olympia oysters.

In the words of Linda Hunter, who heads one such effort called The Wild Oyster Project, "Oysters are attracted to other oysters. They build their reefs upon remnants of their ancestors. Once you’ve got a good pile of shell going, you can within a year or two see a healthy population of native oysters.”

Read the full story here: "Eat an Oyster, Restore a Reef."


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