Oysters Can Act as a Water Filtering Mechanism in Estuaries Where They Live

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Article courtesy of Staff of Ed Killer | April 7th, 2016 | TCPalm | Shared as educational material.

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Oysters now have a part time job. Oysters seem to be able to clean the water in estuaries that they live in. In fact, a mature oyster can filter fifty gallons of water a day. Volunteers have now been going to the Indian River Lagoon to place oyster mats in hopes of making the water cleaner. In order to aid the process, certain organizations have been funding the movement. People hope that by using these ware-filtering creatures, the Indian River Lagoon will become the estuary that everyone wants it to be. Read more about the effort here: http://bit.ly/2eIaGlb.

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