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Harbor’s Index

By Susannah Black
January 21, 2016

Pounds of oyster shell collected to date by Earth Matter in partnership with New York Harbor Foundation for BOP: 100,000

Estimated number of shells this represents: 1 million

Trucks used in the process: 1

Restaurants participating in BOP: 28

Islands on which we collect shells: 2 (Manhattan and Long)

Islands on which we have shell curing sites: 1 (Staten)

Middle school teachers accepted as BOP Fellows Cohort #2: 24

Schools represented by these teachers: 14

Number of oysters under our EcoDock during peak season: up to 750,000

Number of adult oysters that that can adhere to a single oyster shell: up to 20