Oysters are amazing! Both of these tanks were filled with water and algae from the Severn River in Maryland. The tank on the left holds 20 mature oysters. Time lapse was five hours.

Oysters are valuable to healthy ecosystems because they filter excess nutrients and sediment from the water – up to 50 gallons a day!  For more information about oysters and the many benefits they bring to the environment, sign up HERE to receive ORP’s bi-monthly newsletter.