The round goby, an invasive fish originally from Central Eurasia, has been found not too far from the Hudson River Reserve—after making its way from the Great Lakes, across the Erie Canal, and down the Mohawk River.
Most people don’t know anything about these ecosystem superstars that grow on the bottoms of coastal waters, even though they support food security, mitigate climate change, promote biodiversity, and own the title of world’s largest plant.
When the pandemic hit, oyster scientists up and down the West Coast found themselves stuck at home, rather than out in the mud (where they like it). The result? A new paper in the journal PLOS ONE.
The New England Cottontail is endangered in Maine, but at the Wells Reserve they’re breeding like, well, rabbits! Why? Continuous investment in protected land, local partnership, and dedicated stewardship.
Last December, California’s Elkhorn Slough Reserve experienced a baby boom. Some 10,000 juvenile Olympia oysters were deployed in the tidal waters of the Reserve.
Can restoring oysters really clean up polluted waters? That’s the $1.5 billion dollar question that scientists and restoration practitioners around the country want to answer.