The Oyster Farmer



When oyster larvae in the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery began dying en masse, hatchery manager Alan Barton sought clues to the underlying cause. After partnering with marine scientist Burke Hales and studying local ocean chemistry, they were able to identify the root cause – ocean acidification – and adjust their farming practices to save oyster production.

  • Director: Kika Tuff

  • Producers: Emily Cloyd, Elana Kimbrell

  • Produced by the Impact Media Lab

  • Duration: 5 minutes

  • United States

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