Parasitic worms in your shellfish lead a creepy but popular lifestyle

Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.

Andrew David, Assistant Professor of Biology, Clarkson University • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: biology shellfish worms calcium-carbonate aquaculture food-webs ecosystems invasive-species parasites zoology scallops abalone larvae

Oysters and clams do just fine when farmed together

Raising oysters and clams in the same area isn't common, but a new study shows it works—and could benefit shellfish farmers' bottom line.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: agriculture food shellfish science-and-technology

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

Tags: history fossils shellfish snails science-and-technology oysters

Harvard panel asks: Can we eat our way to a sustainable future?

Author Paul Greenberg said eating more and different seafood, emphasizing species that are less energy-intensive to harvest and high in omega-3 fats, can help answer the world’s food challenges in the coming decades.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  fish  health-medicine  alvin-powell  walter-willett  harvard-university-center-for-the-environment  christopher-golden  elsie-sunderland  paul-greenberg  seafood  seaweed  shellfish  susan-korrick  sustainable-harvest

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