Team solves mystery behind oysters and bubbly combo

New research has a tasty explanation for why the combination of oysters and champagne works so well. The work applies to other food pairings, too.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~4 min

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When hurricanes temporarily halt fishing, marine food webs recover quickly

Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.

Joseph W. Reustle, SPIRE Postdoctoral Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • conversation
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Team finds paint, baby formula, and more in oysters

"We were particularly surprised to find three different brands of milk powder formula, which comprised 14% of the microdebris contaminants."

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

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Oyster farming doesn’t really bother threatened shorebird

Oyster aquaculture has little impact on shorebirds, such as the federally threatened red knot, which migrates thousands of miles from Chile every year.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Acidic oceans mess with oysters passing on ‘memories’

Ocean acidification limits the ability of some oysters to pass on "memories" of environmental trauma to their offspring.

U. Washington • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Eating oysters in ‘R months’ rule is 4,000 years old

The rule of thumb about eating oysters in certain months of the year goes back at least 4,000 years, a new study shows.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida • futurity
Nov. 25, 2019 ~5 min

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