/ 25 November 2021

Coffin Bay oysters recalled

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

Mmm oysters – can’t get enough of ‘em… Which is why we’re relieved our treat from last weekend was the Sydney variety, not from South Australia’s famed Coffin Bay. Snot rockets from that part of the world have been recalled after at least 100 people became sick with gastro caused by a bacteria called Vibrio parahaemolyticus. It’s common in oysters, but more potent strains of the bacteria have emerged over the last decade, and climate change has helped spread it worldwide. Oyster farms in the region will be shut down for a week, but those in the know say there will be plenty available for Christmas. While we’re talking all things fishy, another sea-loving creature facing climate change pressures is the albatross. Known as one of the world’s most loyal creatures, albatross ‘divorce’ rates have spiked along with their stress levels as the seabirds are forced to travel further for food. Hangry strikes again…

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