Oysters Can’t Save the Gulf Coast, but Have Been Great for NY

06.01.10 Bucky Turco

Layout 1 Beyond making pearls and slimy-disgusting delicacies, oysters work as effective natural filters for the environment and a program to repopulate them in New York’s many waterways is working. It’s said that one oyster can clean up to 50 gallons of water a day, which is great for us, but at the rate BP’s oil is spewing, futile for Gulf states. |NYDN|