Adopt an Oyster, Restore our Coast!

Give oysters a bright future in our coastal waters!

North Carolina’s native oyster, Crassostrea virginica, needs your help! For the cost of a few bottles of cocktail sauce, you can adopt a single oyster or a whole bushel. Your donation will provide the home that baby oysters need to survive. In three years, your oyster will be all grown up, filtering 50 gallons of water a day and providing a home for shrimp, crabs, and fish.

Your adoption comes with short, quirky updates about your oyster as well as a variety of benefits at different adoption levels. You can also adopt an oyster in honor of a friend! 

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Adoptions with mailed benefits (like an oyster knife) should be made before Feb. 9. You can request an optional certificate to print at home at any time. Questions? Email kellyb@nccoast.org.

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Adopt an oyster, $5

In three years, your oyster will be all grown up, filtering 50 gallons of water a day and providing a home for shrimp, crabs and fish.

Your adoption comes with:

  • Short, quirky updates about your oysters by text or email.
 
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Adopt a dozen oysters, $40

In three years, your dozen oysters will be all grown up, filtering 600 gallons of water a day and providing a home for shrimp, crabs and fish.

Your adoption comes with:

  • Short, quirky updates about your oysters by text or email.
  • A year-long subscription to Our Coast magazine
  • New! A commemorative 40th anniversary branded oyster knife.
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Adopt a peck of oysters, $125

In three years, your peck of oysters will be all grown up, filtering 1,250 gallons of water a day and providing home for shrimp, crabs and fish.

Your adoption comes with:

  • Short, quirky updates about your oysters by text or email.
  • A year-long subscription to Our Coast magazine.
  • An environmentally-friendly branded silicon cup.
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Adopt a half bushel of oysters, $250

In three years, your half bushel of oysters will be all grown up, filtering 2,500 gallons of water a day and providing home for shrimp, crabs and fish.

Your adoption comes with:

  • Short, quirky updates about your oysters by text or email.
  • A year-long subscription to Our Coast magazine.
  • New! A commemorative 40th anniversary branded oyster knife.
  • A 30% off coupon for a 50 count oyster box, shipped by Locals Seafood.
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Adopt a bushel of oysters, $500

In three years, your bushel of oysters will be all grown up, filtering 5,000 gallons of water a day and providing home for shrimp, crabs and fish.

Your adoption comes with:

  • Short, quirky updates about your oysters by text or email.
  • A year-long subscription to Our Coast magazine.
  • New! A commemorative 40th anniversary oyster knife.
  • An environmentally-friendly branded silicon cup.
  • A 30% off coupon for a 50 count oyster box, shipped by Locals Seafood.

 

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