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Virtual Water Ambassador Program - Shared screen with speaker view
Vincent Encomio
38:08
I want some oysters now!
Susan Hamburger
38:40
I'm allergic to shellfish so don't eat oysters but appreciate their filtering capacity.
Susan Hamburger
01:03:27
Question: Are the oysters filtering pollutants really safe to eat?
Susan Hamburger
01:04:21
Question: Have you had any experience with oyster bagging in plastic net bags and how the netting breaks down and adds plastic pollution to the waterways?
Thomas Carrano
01:05:19
oysters don’t filter pollutants, they feed on algae. whether an oyster is fit for consumption is based upon bacteria load in the water column.
David Kapell
01:11:53
What is the downside of aquaculture as opposed to "free" oysters?
Barbara McAdam
01:11:57
What about rise in water temperatures?
David Kapell
01:15:02
yes, wild
Rosemary Badger
01:15:58
thank you!
Barbara McAdam
01:16:07
is that a threat, rise in water temp.
David Kapell
01:16:33
Farmed fish are less healthy because they live in their excrement. Is this also true with oysters?
Mary Truglio Fesmire
01:18:27
Thank you so much! Extremely informative!
Susan Brokaw
01:18:35
thank you, this was so informative
Jacqlyn Rivas
01:18:47
I have read a study that claimed shell fish can remove pollutants like herbicides, pesticides, and flame retardants. Are you familiar with this study?
Vincent Encomio
01:18:53
Here is the link to access the recordings. http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/martin/sea-grant---martinst-lucie/
Bryan Locher
01:19:36
How much is oyster aquaculture expanding in Florida? And are there any regulatory challenges to starting an aquaculture farm?