Wild Oyster Reefs Called Functionally Extinct Worldwide Except for Gulf of Mexico

RoseTracker| Oysters, one of the world’s great aphrodisiacs are going the way of marital sex in America’s bedrooms. A new study by Dr Michael Beck of The Nature Conservancy and the University of California says that more than 85 percent of the world’s oyster reefs have been lost to disease and over-harvesting.

Five locations in North America are home to about 75 percent of the world’s remaining oysters.

The study also did not include oyster reefs in parts of South Africa, China, Japan, and North and South Korea.

Other studies and observations in those areas “suggest that wild oyster abundance was much higher in the past and that reefs have declined greatly in abundance or have disappeared altogether,” the authors said. via Physorg.com