15 Apr '11, 10pm

The Conservancy is working to bring back wild, native oysters for people and nature.

The Conservancy is working to bring back wild, native oysters for people and nature.

Nature Conservancy employee Jeff Compton helps create new habitat for oysters in Washington's Liberty Bay. © Jeff Compton Washington Nature Conservancy employee Jeff Compton helps spread oyster shells at Liberty Bay as part of a project to create new habitat for the Olympia oyster. “If you don't love life you can't enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. They shiver you for a split second.” —Eleanor Clark Some people shiver eagerly in anticipation of a delicious oyster. Others shiver with disgust at the thought. But whether you prefer to chew them, swallow them whole, or just skip them and move on to dessert, oysters offer something for everyone. Heavy drinkers Oysters are filter feeders. An adult oyster can filter 25 gallons or more of water per day in search...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica...

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