Oysters: Science on the Half Shell

IMG_1142On Oct 24th, 2013 Grand Bay NERR partnered with the MS Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) to offer a Fall Science Seminar “Oysters: Science on the Half Shell” for staff from federal and state agencies, businesses and associations, universities, concerned citizens, community groups, and non-profit groups.

Presentations included:

  • “The Archaeology of Grand Bay Shell Middens: 3000 Years of Fishing and Foraging” by Ed Jackson of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • “Using oyster Shells to Trace Historical Nitrogen Sources to Grand Bay, Mississippi” by Ruth Carmichael from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • “Mississippi Oyster Management” by Bradley Randall from MDMR
  • “Irradiated vs. Quick Frozen: How oysters are treated after harvest” by Jennifer Jenkins from Crystal Seas Seafood and Ryan Hollingsworth from Gateway America.

Fifty-five people attended the Seminar and it was very well received. After the event, everyone participated in a taste test of irradiated, individual quick frozen, and fried oysters.

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