Baby oysters discovered in a N.J. bay are cause for celebration. Here's why.

There are baby oysters in the Raritan Bay, and that’s reason to celebrate.

Why? A single oyster can filter 50 gallons of water per day, so a growing population is good news for the 108-square-mile bay and its chronically polluted waters, which span from Monmouth and Middlesex Counties across the state line into New York, near Staten Island.

Plus the reefs on which these mollusks live are also known to be effective at reducing storm surge before it reaches shore, acting as barriers to soften the blow of big storms like Superstorm Sandy. No oyster reefs existed in …read more

Source: Monmouth

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