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Eastern Oyster

A single adult oyster can filter up to 50-gallons of water in a single day.  For this reason, they may be one of the most important species when it comes to ensuring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Some basic information about the Eastern Oyster from NOAA.

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/eastern-oyster

 

The Baltimore Sun provides a timeline of the history of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/food-drink/bal-a-brief-history-of-oysters-in-the-chesapeake-bay-20140603-story.html

 

The North Carolina Sea Grant has a video about the life cycle of oysters.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/food-drink/bal-a-brief-history-of-oysters-in-the-chesapeake-bay-20140603-story.html

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