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American Oyster


  • Description Description Icon
    This shellfish is easy to identify because it has an irregular shaped greyish shell with platelike growth ridges.
  • Habitat Habitat Icon
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    Oyster larvae are incapable of swimming against a current, so they maintain their location in the estuary by dropping to the bottom when the tide is ebbing and rising to the top with the incoming tide.