Emily visited the WLIW studio yesterday and chatted with Diane Masciale about her documentaries “SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves” and “Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic”. The films and interview air February 2014 on WLIW’s Long Island Screening Room!
In the entryway of Blue Island Shellfish Farms is a guitar signed by the Naked Cowboy himself! The oysters are his namesake, so look for Naked Cowboy oysters on the menu and remember how they got to your plate!
There are two million baby oysters in these tanks at the Blue Island Shellfish hatchery. When they get bigger, they’ll move out to the Blue Island Shellfish Farm.
These young oysters are just weeks old. You can already see the shells forming! Chris Quartuccio shows dozens of them at the Blue Island Shellfish hatchery. These oysters don’t take up much room yet, but they will soon!
The ‘Maternity Ward’ at Blue Island Shellfish farms, where oyster larvae begin their journey. The larvae are smaller than a grain of sand and will look for a place to settle, or cement themselves to a hard substrate, preferably an oyster shell!
Happy National Oyster Day! On this celebratory occasion, find out the journey two million baby oysters take from maternity ward to the plate at Blue Island Shellfish Farms….with a Naked Cowboy in between! Blue Island Shellfish CEO Chris Quartuccio gave ‘ShellShocked’ director Emily Driscoll a tour of the hatchery.
Great ShellShocked screening and Q&A today at EcoFestival in Brooklyn- over 100 students in attendance! Plus live oysters!
"What does it mean to be a 21st Century Naturalist"
American Museum of Natural History is presenting a special conversation about the role of wilderness in American culture and identity. From Theodore Roosevelt stating ”There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” (1912) to today’s diverse views about wildlife, climate change and the use of natural resources, there’s no better time to understand America’s history and goals with regard to wilderness and how they apply today.
Tom Brokaw will moderate a panel discussion with Douglas Brinkley, Lisa Graumlich, Michael Novacek and Rick Ridgeway on April 9, 2012 at the American Museum of Natural History.
For more information, visit AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.