Oyster Flatulence

I didn't even realize that oysters produced flatulence, but I guess this is now something new to worry about.

A study published in the Scientific Reports journal shows that clams, mussels and oysters produce one-tenth of methane and nitrous oxide gases in the Baltic Sea as a result of digestion. Therefore, researchers have warned that shellfish “may play an important but overlooked role in regulating greenhouse gas production”.


More info: euractiv.com
Original study: nature.com

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 18, 2017
     Category: Nature | Natural Resources





Comments
Do they have the equivalent of April Fools on 10/16 in Europe?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/18/17 at 09:26 AM
So, the solution to global warming and climate change is to kill all the animals.
Posted by RobK on 10/18/17 at 10:21 AM
@RobK

Except the nice ones who feel appropriately guilty about their carbon footprint...
Posted by crc in idaho on 10/18/17 at 10:40 AM
There's only one solution: give them all Beano.
Posted by Brian in Denial on 10/18/17 at 11:22 AM
Re: April Fools Day in Europe is on 1/4 not 16/10. cheese
Posted by F.U.D. in Stockholm, Sweden on 10/18/17 at 01:24 PM
Shellfish is the most interesting meat to grow in a lab anyway. It's super expensive, it has to be so fresh it is alive when you buy it, it's structure is gelatinous-gooey or fibrous-tender, which makes it super easy to grow in a mold or on a string, plus it would allow consumers to finally eat rare shellfish like conch and scampis. It would also make a much tastier fake caviar and rid us of these pesky methane-producing oyster and mussel aquafarms.
Posted by Yudith on 10/21/17 at 08:36 AM
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