Deceased Oyster Beds by onewing

Deceased Oyster Beds

It is raining today so here is another photo taken yesterday on my walk along the beach.

At low tide you can see the remains of the oyster beds, so I walked down to them and took a few photos.

A mystery illness killed off millions of Pacific oysters in this area about 6 years ago. Some oyster farms have now recovered but these weren't so lucky.

If you look at yesterday's photo of the baby mangrove you can see the oyster beds way off in the distance.
fabulous shot Babs, that sure is low tide. I have never seen them like this before.
March 26th, 2020  
How interesting. I have never seen these before. Great pov shows them off so well.
March 26th, 2020  
a shame to see them destroyed by disease. Part of being so close to people I guess.
March 26th, 2020  
Interesting capture
March 26th, 2020  
Interesting to see.
March 26th, 2020  
Fascinating to see what they look like without the water on top. Glad the oysters are reviving after the mystery illness.
March 26th, 2020  
A pity they aren’t regrowing here. Did you get muddy shoes?
March 26th, 2020  
Nice shot with the low tide
March 26th, 2020  
@dide No I didn't get muddy shoes. The sand was wet but it is quite solid and not muddy
March 26th, 2020  
Lovely clarity, capture and interesting narrative Babs:)
March 26th, 2020  
Sad but still a lovely capture.
March 26th, 2020  
Beautiful shot and clarity. Very interesting information and glad the industry is recovering.
March 26th, 2020  
Great story about these. Perhaps they will come back someday.
March 26th, 2020  
Great shot
March 26th, 2020  
almost completely gone
March 26th, 2020  
Lovely shot and great pov. Sorry about the illness taking away the oysters. That is sad.
March 26th, 2020  
Great composition
March 26th, 2020  
A lovely shot against a stunning blue sky! Sad to hear about the loss of the oyster beds.

Ian
March 26th, 2020  
Interesting capture with nice views
March 26th, 2020  
Such a lovely scene
March 26th, 2020  
bep
A lovely shot, nice composition.
March 26th, 2020  
Interesting capture Babs!
March 26th, 2020  
An interesting capture and info
March 26th, 2020  
It's interesting how far the water goes out. Nice shot!
March 26th, 2020  
Great capture of this beautiful and same time sad place.
March 26th, 2020  
Wow. What has happened to the oysters?
March 27th, 2020  
@jgpittenger They contracted a virus called OsHV-1 micro variant I believe that affects Pacific oysters.

@ludwigsdiana @tinley23 @pusspup @777margo @peadar @casablanca @brennieb @pcoulson @happysnaps @sangwann @louannwarren @bkbinthecity @rontu @mittens @seattlite @fishers @craftymeg @beryl @gijsje @jacqbb @carolmw @olivetreeann @pyrrhula Thanks, I believe they contracted a virus called OsHV-1 micro variant which affects Pacific oysters. Some oyster farms have recovered but not the ones on this beach. I think the owners just gave up.
March 27th, 2020  
Ah, so that's what an oyster bed looks like. I wonder if mussel farms are similar as we have one on the coast that's near us.
March 27th, 2020  
Now that's a very sad shot.....
March 27th, 2020  
Interesting capture
March 27th, 2020  
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