The World is Your Oyster

first_imgYou wouldn’t know it to gaze out over Duxbury Harbor, an hour south of Boston, but just below the surface millions of oysters are doing what they do best—feeding. All summer and into the fall, each bivalve sucks up about 50 gallons of seawater per day, filtering out tiny bits of algae and other excess nutrients, leaving the ocean water cleaner while plumping up for the winter ahead. The resulting shellfish are harvested by Duxbury-based Island Creek Oysters, to the tune of 100,000 or more each week—an instance where farmed seafood is really good for the environment.To continue reading, click here.last_img