The Humble Bivalve, Stronger Than Hurricanes?

Published: November 5, 2018

What’s the best way to protect against the power of storms and hurricanes?

It’s not sea walls, revetments, bulkheads and rock installations, according to an article in the online publication, JSTOR Daily.

It’s bivalves!

Turns out that oysters, mussels and clams provide better protection against damages caused by storm-surge flooding.

Whether it’s clam gardening, oyster farming or using oyster reefs as breakwaters, turns out our bivalve pals have many ways to combat erosion and storm damages.

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