Oyster Habitat Observations

A CBF Education Student Investigation

You may know oysters help improve water quality and clarity in the Bay by filtering water, but did you know they also create homes for other critters? Join CBF Educator Kellie Fiala to explore how oysters build three-dimensional reefs and why this habitat is crucial for a wide variety of aquatic life, including crabs and fish. Try the Oysters and a Clear Bay Investigation to learn more about the value of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Check our Learn Outside, Learn at Home page for more investigations.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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