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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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βˆ™ 2010-01-15 02:14:59

An oyster reef can encompass 50 times the surface area of an equally extensive flat bottom. The oyster contributes to improved water quality through its filter feeding capacity Filter feeders (also known as suspension feeders) are animals that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from water, typically by passing the water over a specialized structure, such as the baleen of baleen whales. Filter feeding is one of the four major types of feeding. Some animals that use this method of feeding are clams, krill, flamingos, sponges and whale sharks.

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