The Environmental Case for Rappahannock Oysters

The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating, checks out the effort to bring the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population back to historic levels.

Dispatches about Planet Earth See full coverage

The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating, checks out the effort to bring oysters back to the Chesapeake Bay. With wild oysters at just 1% of their historic population, due to overharvesting, the owners of Rappahannock River Oysters are growing oysters from hatcheries. The organisms, they say, are a key to maintaining the health of the bay's ecosystem. The Perennial Plate is produced by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, and the dynamics of their personal and professional partnership make for a humorous intro to the short documentary. More episodes from the series can be found on the Atlantic Video channel here.

For more information about The Perennial Plate, visit http://www.theperennialplate.com/

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Photos of New York City, in Motion

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

Video

The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

Video

This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

Video

What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

More in Video

Just In