The (un)Natural History of the Eastern Oyster

The (un)Natural History of the Eastern Oyster

All along the East Coast of the United States, for perhaps as long as man has survived here, there has been a special bond between Homo sapiens and the Eastern Oyster, or Crassostrea virginica. We’ve gorged ourselves on them, savored them, obliterated them, and made great steps toward resurrecting them. However, in order to have a chance at truly saving this species and, in effect, our estuaries and shorelines, it is important to understand the complicated history of our relationship.

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