Determine the value of oysters as a marine resource and food source, and learn how researchers are studying Vibrio (a type of bacteria found in some raw oysters) to help determine if there are certain times of year that are safer to harvest and eat the oysters found in coastal North Carolina.
Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, are being blamed more and more for making people really sick.
And I mean a lot of people.
It might be more timely to air a story about a new test to check for contaminated beach water in the spring. After all, that’s when North Carolinians are starting to think about warmer weather and visiting the state’s incredible coastline.
But we wanted to air it now because, tragically, deadly ocean water has been in the news, most recently in Florida.