"Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders"

"Drive just an hour and half north of San Francisco and you're in Drakes Estero, or estuary, named for the first English explorer to lay claim to California.

This near-pristine, wind-whipped marine wilderness is a federally protected home for large beds of eelgrass, the base of the marine food chain. The Estero hosts the largest colony of harbor seals on the West Coast, and tens of thousands of resident and migratory birds.

It's also home to the Drakes Bay Oyster Company."

Richard Gonzales reports for NPR's Morning Edition June 12, 2014.

Thursday, June 12, 2014