Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)

Ray Grizzle (right) works with a student on measuring oysters

Oysters as Nitrogen Bioextractors

Oysters filter particles that contain nitrogen (and carbon) from the water. Wild oysters cycle small amounts of that nitrogen back into the environment, however farmed oysters, once harvested from the estuary, directly remove the nitrogen from the aquatic ecosystem. A recent paper, which NHAES... Read More

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