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Oysters grow on reefs? Not... Um... Underwater trees? While the Charles River is America's cleanest urban waterway, in New York Harbor, the oyster reefs are dying. Here's a film on the people trying to bring them back. 6:30pm. , Boston Public Library - North End, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA. 617-227-8135.
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CONTACT: Maggie Oliver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maggie@shellshockedmovie.com July 3, 2012
Mass Oyster to Host Screening of SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves at the North
End Public Library on Wednesday July 18, 2012
SHELLSHOCKED follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oysters, a keystone species that
keeps our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing
and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared the most severely impacted marine
habitat on Earth and are functionally extinct. Now scientists, government officials, artists and
environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back.
While the film is based in New York, the lessons and issues are directly applicable to Massachusetts'
harbors and estuaries, many of which once held significant oyster populations, perhaps most notably
the State's most urban harbor, Boston.
The screening is presented by the Massachusetts Oyster Project and includes an oyster tasting, as well
as discussion with Director Emily Driscoll, Dr. Anamarija Frankic, UMass Boston Faculty and
Director of the Green Harbors, and Author Erin Byers Murray, who chronicled a year of working at
Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury in her book Shucked.