You are here: Home Environment Climate Change Did You Know: More Oysters Means Better Water? Did You Know: More Oysters Means Better Water? by Jo Borrás October 28, 2014, 10:00 am 3 Comments Oysters are filter-feeders. That means they suck in the water around them, filtering out the plankton and bits of dead animals and waste that they eat, then spit the water back out, free of that waste. The process feeds the oysters, produces food for humans, and cleans the water around them. Exactly how much these oysters clean the water, though- that was something that I’d never seen illustrated in a clear, concise, this vs. that sort of way. Until yesterday, that is, when someone forwarded me the following picture: Photo Courtesy of Reddit That’s a pretty compelling picture, originally posted to Reddit by username NoSpicyFood, and followed up with comments about Eastern oysters cleaning up to 50 gallons of water per day. Each. It’s good stuff, in other words. Take a look at the picture, head on over to Wikipedia to learn more about the Eastern oyster, then let us know what you think of the little guys’ work in the comments section at the bottom of the page. See more Previous article Food Memories: A Yorkshire Christmas [Yule Bread Recipe] Next article DIY: Turn an Old Sweater into a Winter Head Wrap 3 Pings & Trackbacks Pingback:Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle! Pingback:Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle! Pingback:Food Trends: What Will We Eat in 2015? - bliss & vinegar Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.