In addition to being a tasty appetizer, oysters produce $186 million dollars and supports 1.7 million jobs in the U.S. each year. They’re also essential role players in the global nitrogen and carbon cycles, making them building blocks for life on earth. Unfortunately, climate change and other human activities have posed some serious threats to these important mollusks. Today, we explore why oysters matter, what challenges they face, and how we can best conserve them moving forward. With special guest Dr. Wally Fulweiler: Professor of Earth & Environment and Biology at Boston University.
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Writers: Dare Fitzpatrick, Maddie Salman, Ethan Brown
Fact Checker: Mikaela Gonzalez
Editor: Megan Antone
Producers: Ethan Brown, Hallie Cordingley, Megan Antone
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Music: Brett Sawka