What happened to the Oysters worldwide?
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What happened to the Oysters worldwide?

Sharjah : United Arab Emirates | Feb 11, 2011 at 6:28 AM PST
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Quilting an Oyster Reef

The bi- valve molluscs or the Oysters live in marine habitats and they form an integral part of the eco system because of its water filtration activity and above all it forms a prized asset to our food practices.

According to a new survey published in the February issue of Bioscience 90% of former oyster reefs have been lost in most of the ecosystems in which they were formerly abundant.

Scientists predict that the decrease is due to over harvesting of wild populations and disease that is further increased by the introduction of foreign species, the research team gathered data from 144 bays and 44 eco regions and according to the survey 85% of the reefs worldwide has been lost.

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swarnam is based in Sharjah, aš-Šāriqah, United Arab Emirates, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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