FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 4, 2016


Contact: Becky Peter

Phone: 910.509.2838

Coastal Speaker Series: What’s In Your Oyster?

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join us to learn more about one of the coast’s more fascinating and delicious species—oysters. These bivalves are a vital keystone species in our estuaries. They provide economic benefits, improve water quality, and give us an idea of what’s in the water by what they filter.

Dr. Steve Skrabal, a professor of biochemistry and chemistry at UNCW and the associate director for education at the Center for Marine Science, will discuss findings of a recent study of oysters at 19 sites along the Intracoastal Waterway in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Find out what exactly is in that oyster you’re eating and what you can do to help the oyster populations thrive.

Who: North Carolina Coastal Federation
What: Coastal Speaker Series: What’s In Your Oyster?
Where: 309 W. Salisbury St., Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480
When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE


To Register: In person at the Coastal Federation’s education center, 309 W. Salisbury St. in the Historic Square at Wrightsville Beach, or at