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What do oysters eat?

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2014-05-02 16:32:53

Oysters eat mostly plankton and algae that lives on the surface

of the ocean.

Oysters are filter feeders (also known as

suspension feeders) that feed by straining suspended matter and

food particles from water. Evidence shows that their capacity to

filter water can improve the quality of water, making them valuable

for coastal regions in which water quality is poor. Because of

their filtering abilities, they are used in some coastal regions to

help control water pollutants.

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