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Mass Oyster Project to Host Screening of the movie Shellshocked
SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep 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 no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back.
While the film is based in NY, 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 film will be shown at the North End Public Library at 25 Parmenter Street. Immediately following the showing there also will be a discussion with Director Emily Driscoll, Anamarija Frankic of the Green Boston Harbor Project and others active in the field.
Learn more about MOP online at http://www.massoyster.org