[WATCH] This Environmental Project is Bringing a Billion Oysters Back to New York Harbor

The Billion Oyster Project is a program in partnership with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Environmental Protection that has a long term goal of reintroducing a billion live oysters into the once-rich New York Harbor and surrounding waters. In this video from Al Jazeera, see how the project seeks to make a difference in New York Harbor's ecosystem.

New York City is home to more than eight million people - and now, more than 26 million oysters. Oysters were once plentiful in the city's waters. Then, they virtually disappeared. Now, scientists and volunteers are attempting to return New York's waterways to their former glory as part of the Billion Oyster Project. The oysters are not for eating, but they have huge benefits for the local ecosystem.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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