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Once-abundant West Coast oysters near extinction – SFGate

Published on: 07/11/2012

A disturbing nationwide decline in oysters and the life-giving reefs that they build is particularly dramatic in California, where the once-abundant native species has been virtually wiped out, according to a recent scientificstudy.

The report, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, said Olympia oysters, once an integral part of the Native American diet and a staple during the San Francisco Gold Rush, are functionallyextinct.

via Once-abundant West Coast oysters near extinction – SFGate.

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