Aquaculture

Well, I know this post is long over-due. It has been over three months since we’ve been living with the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill here on the Gulf Coast — and for us, these have been crazy months. We’ve been busy. Wedding clients, national editorial clients, and life. Now that the summer is winding down, we thought it was time to start sharing a little bit of what we’ve been working on.

It’s been over two months since I went out to Sandy Bay with Bill Walton, and Glen Chaplin of the Auburn University Shellfish Lab, and graduate student Courtney Coddington. They were putting 20,000 young oysters out into the not-yet-contaminated waters near the Mississippi Sound to demonstrate and research oyster farming in the area. As Bill explained it, they had to put the oyster grows out despite the threat of oil because they would die from overcrowding if they stayed in the hatchery. I think it’s about time I followed up with Bill to find out how the young oysters are doing.

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