Friday, March 12, 2010
I like to imagine this is a more traditional method of harvesting shellfish for food. My trip might not have been much different from 200 years ago except probably the use of sail power to get to the oyster beds. Oysters served in restaurants are raised on commercial farms where the shellfish are constantly turned or raked to prevent the build up of barnacles.
The Gulf Coast of Florida is teeming with life. Even in March (end of the winter season) one can observe many types of birds, fish and reptiles. The region is definitely a sportsman's paradise.