Bedrock: The Oyster

A healthy restored reef in the Little Choptank River is one result of the project. Photo by Oyster Recovery Partnership. [Victoria Advocate]

“Oysters are the bedrock for the vitality of our bays along the mid and upper Texas coast… They are essential to the health of our fish and wildlife, water quality, commercial and recreational fishing, tourism and coastal economies.”

(Carter Smith, Director of Parks and Wildlife)

It may be a sign of the times that the restored reef illustrating the article is in Maryland, not Texas, but never mind. A lesson gleaned from the account of the oyster’s vital role is that nature, given half a chance, can unfuck what we foul.

(Leo Bertucci, “State closes parts of Matagorda, San Antonio bays to oyster harvesting,”, 10-27-22)

(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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