The Living Shore: Rediscovering a Lost World

Ebook Details

Authors

Rowan Jacobsen

Year 2009
Pages 176
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Language en
ISBN 9781596916845
File Size 1.47 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 52
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Ebook Description

Modeled on John Steinbeck's The Sea of Cortez, a slim, beautiful volume containing a goodnews environmental story about how an oyster could help restore our oceans. In the 1990s, a marine scientist named Brian Kingzett was commissioned to survey Canada's western coast. He saw amazing sights, from the wildest, most breathtaking coasts to the smallest of marine creatures. Along the western side of Vancouver Island, Kingzett nosed into an isolated pocket beach where he found something unusual. Amid the mussels, barnacles, and clams were round oysters―Olympias. Kingzett noted their presence and paddled on. A decade later when he met Betsy Peabody, executive director of the Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF), he learned that this once ubiquitous native oyster was in steep decline, and he knew that together they would return to this remote spot.