Herald of the Sea

Alabamians know oysters as a delicious delicacy, but they are also a crucial species that clean our waters and protect our shorelines. Already stressed due to ongoing pollution and water degradation, oyster populations were hit hard by the BP oil spill while ongoing oil and gas exploration and the potential for future spills leave them vulnerable. Through Southern Exposure’s first animated film, we trace the impacts on the ecological power of oysters as the herald of our Gulf, telling us whether our oceans are healthy or in peril.

Take Action: Take Mobile Baykeeper’s survey to help guide decision makers and ensure restoration funds resulting from the BP oil spill are spent on projects that will restore Alabama’s coast and its community, economy and environment.

Take Action: Find out how you can support Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

About the Director

Entering her final year in the Brown University-Rhode Island School of Design Dual Degree Program, Celine is pursuing a B.F.A. in Illustration and a B.A. in Science and Society. Her interests include using animation and the fine arts to foster greater public understanding of environmental science topics and the complex social issues surrounding them. In Celine’s future creative work and career, she hopes to focus on issues of environmental inequality.

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