Eastern Oysters

The Chesapeake Bay is home to the Eastern Oyster. Oysters are bivalves, animals with two shells that spend almost all of their life in one spot. Oysters are an important part of the Bay ecosystem because they provide food and habitat for other animals. They also help clean the water just by eating!


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Learn how oysters provide homes for other animals in the Chesapeake Bay.

Check out the INSIDE of an oyster!

Florida Oceanographic Society’s time-lapse video shows the amazing cleaning power of oysters.

You may think oysters taste kind of gross, but did you know that some of them hide rare gemstones? Join Jessi and Squeaks to learn more!

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