The perfect oyster | MIT Tech TV

America’s first European settlers found shores lined with oyster reefs so tall and thick they had to blasted out to make way for ships. Now oyster reefs are virtually extinct worldwide due largely to coastal development and overharvesting. This short documentary I co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced with Camille Carlisle and Scott Berdahl looks at efforts by conservationists in Wellfleet, Massachusetts to restore oyster reefs to the town’s coast. Additional cinematography and filming by Stephen McCarthy.