Oyster Shells Tell Story

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some oysters provide pearls but all oyster shells have a story to tell, if you know how to look for them. One compelling story about North America’s first successful English settlement has unfolded before ...

Oyster shells are a scientific treasure trove

The breakdown of the seasonality pattern marked a period of dramatic climate change 16–12 million years ago. This is the finding of an analysis of fossil oyster shells from the area around Vienna. The growth in calcium ...

Used oyster shells collected to help next generation grow

Like much of the other containers and food scraps from the North Baltimore farm-to-table restaurant Woodberry Kitchen, the oyster shells don't go in the trash. The raw bar castoffs -- about 2,000 per week -- are sent to an ...

Changing Chesapeake Bay acidity impacting oyster shell growth

Acidity is increasing in some regions of the Chesapeake Bay even faster than is occurring in the open ocean, where it is now recognized that increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolve in the seawater thereby ...

Oysters: one animal, two glues

Oysters build extensive reef communities by cementing to one another early in their lives. Scientists have known they secrete an adhesive for this purpose, but new research shows the glue they make as babies and juveniles ...

Japan scientists study oyster 'language'

Scientists in Japan have begun studying the "language" of oysters in an effort to find out what they are saying about their environment.

Chesapeake Bay pollution extends to early 19th century

Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama.

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