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!
Almost 150 seats filled at the SHELLSHOCKED screening at American Museum of Natural History!
The SHELLSHOCKED Screening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City took place on March 10, 2013 and featured a performance by Bob Wright and Harbortown, whose songs from the album 'Oyster Aristocracy' are featured in the film!
Filmmaker Emily Driscoll and the Harbor School’s Pete Malinowski and student Joy Junious participated in a Q&A after the screening.