Radio Program Explores How Natural Science Collections Contribute to Understanding of Oysters in Ecosystems

Peter Roopnarine, a curator with the California Academy of Science, and Paul Callomon, collections manager with the Academy of Natural Science, appeared on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.  The program aired on WHHY radio in Philadelphia.

According to the station’s website, “While some people may see oysters as only a delicious delicacy, researchers are using them to understand the long term environmental impact of the Gulf oil spill. Oyster shells turn out to hold important clues about past ecological disasters. This hour, the importance of oysters – more than just good eating, these mollusks play a key role in the ecosystem.”

Information about the program, including a link to the broadcast, is available at: