Ocean-Friendly Oyster ‘Sea Walls’ May Provide Cost-Effective Hurricane Defense

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Here: http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/oyster_reefs_sea_wall_hurricane_preparedness/27395759  

Rodriguez Lab: https://rodriguez.web.unc.edu/ 

Six surprising facts about oysters: http://www.rodalenews.com/benefits-eating-oysters-0

Joe Mueller, Amy Trainer Invited to state their case on the Sedona Dreams show

Email sent to Joe Mueller: 

 

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George W. Berry  
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:40 am
To: Joe Mueller
12/14/13 Update: Please let me know as soon as possible if you and/ or Amy can come on the show this Saturday, or I will have to schedule another guest. As I look back through the thread of this email exchange, I see that there is, in fact, an email for Amy – so I will send her a copy to invite her directly onto the show as well as you.   George
 
Hello, Joe. I have no email address for Amy Trainer, so I am inviting you & she – or anyone else on the environmental action committee – to be on this Saturday’s show. There is an old saying in law that if you have a witness who has not been cross examined, you have no witness. Please do not interpret every non softball question as taking sides. You started this exchange with the impolite statement: “I thought you might be interested in this article. Amazing you call yourself “alternative” radio and support such a massively profitable operation. I’m guessing that you’re alternative but in the extreme right. You, Rush and Bill O’Reilly should be proud to support such destruction.”
This is precisely the type of non scientific, polarized tactic that George Bush used to launch wars based upon a pack of lies when he said, “Either you’re with us – or you’re with the Terrorists”.
 
Can you, Amy, or anyone else provide scientific data which contradicts Dr. Corey Goodman’s statements that the 300,000+ pictures taken by the NPS showed no disturbance of the harbor seals by the DBOC, that there is – in fact – evidence that oysters were in Drakes Bay when all the shell middens are taken into account, and that the waters in Drake’s Bay are some of the cleanest in the whole Point Reyes area? In addition, can you provide any scientific data which proves that the waters of Drake’s Bay are less nutrient dense than other areas of Point Reyes, & that this is directly attributable to the Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm?  George

George Whitehurst Berry Interviews Organic Locavore Kevin Lunny on the Sedona Dreams Show on 10/5/13, and again on the Financial News Network Show on 10/18/13

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Organic Locavore Kevin Lunny discusses his fight to save the historic Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm (Here).  

 

 Interview on the Sedona Dreams show 10/05/13: 

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cert_salmoncert_animal_welfare  Organic Locavore Kevin Lunny discusses his many awards and recognition for environmental stewardship, and how this recognition was later CENSORED in the Witch Hunt to destroy the Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm. The interview begins in the second hour, after Frances Newton:  


 

George Whitehurst Berry Interviews Marine Biologist Joe Mueller on the Financial News Network Show on 10/11/13, and again on the Sedona Dreams Show on 10/12/13

Joe Mueller, Marine Biologist at Marin College, says that the idea that shutting down the family-owned Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm will add nitrogen to the environment is “pure hokum” - and that the Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm’s oysters provide ZERO benefits to the environment. He also says there never were many oysters in Drake’s Bay in times past. (Mueller’s claim that there never were many oysters in Drake’s Bay is directly contradicted by the scientific evidence of Dr. Corey Goodman):

http://sedonadreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/FNN-Joe-Mueller11.mp3

 

Mueller accuses Organic Locavore Kevin Lunny of using creosote (not found) and farming “invasive” Manila Clams (Manila Clams, although not native, are NOT classified as “invasive”).:

George Whitehurst Berry again interviews Joe Mueller on  the Sedona Dreams show on 10/12/13: 

Field Notes from Point Reyes National Seashore

“The new protected area was unlike any other national park before — or since. Point Reyes ranchers and dairymen had been opposed to the park, so Congress crafted a compromise to allow them to stay. The federal government would buy out the farmers and then lease the land back to them so they could continue their agricultural traditions. Point Reyes National Seashore would strike a balance between recreation, wilderness preservation, and pastoral land use.

This arrangement continues today. More than two million people visit the park every year. What they find there is an eclectic landscape of fog-shrouded and moss-hung forests, pristine beaches, wind-swept dunes, tidal estuaries … and miles of open rangeland grazed by cows and some chickens. While the park’s northern and southern sections at Tomales Point and Inverness Ridge are designated as wilderness, the interior of park (about one third of the park’s 71,000 acres) is what’s called the “pastoral zone.” It is a working landscape of (mostly organic) dairies and ranches that supply milk, butter, and meat to Northern Californians.” : (Here)

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Update – West Coast Oyster War: Joe Mueller Responds to Kevin Lunny, Owner of Drake’s Bay Oyster Company

Drakes Estero aerial_RCProfessor of Marine Biology Joe Mueller, recipient of the prestigious Twillinger Award, will appear on the Sedona Dreams show on 10/12/13, 9 to 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time & respond to the 10/5/13 interview of Locavore & Organic Grass- Fed Beef producer,  Kevin Lunny.

Dr. Corey Goodman will appear on the Sedona Dreams show on 10/19/13 to challenge Joe Mueller’s claims made on the 10/12/13 show. Joe Mueller is invited to be on the show with Dr. Goodman, and respond to Dr. Goodman’s evidence.

Manila Clams:  (Here)

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, On the East Coast: Helping to Save Chesapeake Bay, One Oyster at a Time

Chpk-Oysters-002 ”The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, jutting deep into the coast between Maryland and Virginia. For centuries these waters teamed with abundant wildlife and various fisheries made up the bulk of the local economy – the oyster industry not least of them. In the mid-1980s a combination of overfishing, disease, and pollution dealt a near deathblow to the oyster population.”

“Oysters clean the bay by filtering excess nutrients such as nitrogen. These nutrients are commonly found in fertilizers. When it rains, the nutrients run into the bay. Oysters and clams are one of the only methods of removing these non-point source pollutants (meaning they don’t come from an identifiable source like a factory or drainage pipe).

The nutrients in and of themselves are not toxins. However, they throw off the ecosystem of the Bay and can cause toxic algae blooms such as Red Tides. ” :  (Here)  and (Here)

 

FAQ’s About Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

th-38 :”According to various Federal agencies, NOAA, the Army Corp of Engineers, and others, oysters provide valuable ecological services to a marine environment, such as improving water quality. Oysters help waterways by eating algae, filtering out particulates and excess nutrients, and creating habitat for other organisms to thrive. One oyster can filter more than 50 gallons of water in 24 hours.” : (Here)