Tag: shellfish

Restoration Week: Celebrating Marine Science in Action

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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See how The Nature Conservancy is putting science in action to restore coastal habitat, adding natural defenses to storms and helping give coastal economies a boost.

Clearing the Murky Waters: Where Are we Headed with Oyster Restoration?

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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The catastrophic declines in oyster abundance across the U.S. are well documented. So how much restoration is necessary before oysters once more benefit our coastal waters on a large scale?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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Having a bad day? Well, at least you’re not a shellfish.

  1. Acidifying seawater is making it harder for clams to grow their shells. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Droughts have farmers mastering the art of dry farming. (Grist)
  3. Mud poses no obstacle for coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. (NY Times)
  4. Climate change washes away traditions in Alaskan Arctic villages. (Washington Post)
  5. Go deep sea diving for gold and copper. (Guardian)

Weird Nature: Flexing Mussels

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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No touch sex? A mouth full of juniors? Appendages that double as fishing lures? Welcome to the weird, weird world of freshwater mussels.

I’ll Have the Oyster, But Hold the Shell

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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85% of the world’s oyster reefs are gone. Find out why that matters, and what we’re doing (with the help of hundreds of volunteers) to reverse the trend.

Eat a Fish, Save a Fish? The Move to Sustainable Seafood Menus

Written by | September 10th, 2009

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You’ve heard it before: Our oceans contain some of Earth’s most imperiled habitats. Shellfish beds, coral reefs and seagrass meadows once bustling with life have been depleted, and critical fish stocks have plummeted. Less than 1 percent of our oceans are currently protected. There’s even a giant garbage patch twice the size of Texas floating […]

From Sausage to Fish: The World’s Largest Seagrass Restoration Project

Written by | July 7th, 2009

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What — has Cool Green Science suddenly morphed into another blog for foodies? “From Sausage to Fish” may sound like advertising in the window of a diner catering to carnivores. But in reality, it captures two quite different sensory experiences described by participants in the world’s largest seagrass restoration project, co-led by The Nature Conservancy. […]

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