Shellfish reefs improve marine biodiversity

Local shellfish including native razorfish and flat oysters, and feral pacific oysters, are showing strong ecosystem benefits for marine species within the Port River estuary ecosystem in Adelaide—with Flinders University ...

Pacific oysters are dominant on Sweden's west coast, shows study

The Pacific oyster has taken over in the Swedish west coast county of Bohuslän. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found that the invasive species accounts for two-thirds of the biomass of all mussel and oyster ...

Drones offer more efficient way to survey vital oyster reefs

Skimming 100 feet above the Gulf waters at 13 miles per hour and blasting out 700,000 laser pulses every second, a drone flies over this oyster reef off the Big Bend coast of western Florida in early 2021. A few minutes later, ...

Citizen scientists tend oyster gardens

Australia's first "oyster gardening" project has shown the practice benefits the environment and could be an easy way for citizen scientists to improve marine environments.

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The word oyster is used as a common name for a number of distinct groups of bivalve molluscs which live in marine or brackish habitats. The valves are highly calcified.

Some kinds of oyster are commonly consumed, cooked or raw, by humans. Other kinds, such as pearl oysters, are not. These are considered an aphrodisiac.

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