Thursday, July 11, 2013

No Waste Wednesday #28–Oyster Shell Recycling

oystersIn our neck of the woods on the Olympia Peninsula, recycling oysters shells is not only required; but critical to the survival of oysters.  Removing large, edible-sized Pacific oyster shells from a beach removes tiny Pacific and Olympia oysters which are attached to the larger shells.  Removing a legal limit of 18 oysters may actually remove three to five times that number of oysters - young oysters which would otherwise remain on the beach and grow to edible size.

The circle of life.

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