The Importance Of Blue Ringed Oysters

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In spite of their small size and docility, the blue-ringed octopus is considered as one of the world’s most venomous animals. Their venom can kill 26 adults within a minute. No anti-venom has been discovered to counteract the toxin. This makes the blue ringed octopus one of the deadliest reef inhabitants of the ocean. Oysters are filter feeders. They draw in the water over their gills. The gills trap the planktons and particles from re-entering the water. The Chesapeake’s Oyster population could clean the entire water volume of the estuary within three or four days. A process that would take about a year without the Oysters. The adult oysters can filter and clean up to 50 gallons of water per day. The Toucans are known for their large
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