Because of over-fishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared ‘the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth’ and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Scientists, government officials, artists and high school students have been fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world – New York Harbor.
The award winning documentary ‘SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves’, produced by Emily Discoll, explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for other marine life. WATCH THE MOVIE AND TAKE ACTION.
See other projects produced by Emily Discoll at Bon Sci Films.
Update: Billion Oyster Project