Oysters, Too, Part 2

Oyster shells help build living shorelines and prevent coastal erosion.

If you enjoyed “Oysters, Too,” you might also be interested in a story I wrote for Vox about how oyster shells help build living shorelines for storm surge protection.

Oyster reefs calm the water enough so that new salt marsh plants can take hold Salt marshes function like giant sponges and are more resilient against hurricanes than seawalls. Here’s the story:

Why you want oysters and a salt marsh between you and the next hurricane

“Salt marshes prevented more than $625 million in direct flood damages during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.”