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Everything Oyster from Past to Present

Oysters, although small, are integral to ecosystems and the culture of many coastal towns. In addition to their economic value and importance as a food source for humans, oysters have remarkable ecological value. As a ‘keystone species’, they exert strong influence on the diversity and structure of the communities within which they exist.  Click on the cards below to learn how the small but mighty oysters grow, live, and influence the Apalachicola Bay System.

"Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open." - William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

Historical Timeline

Oyster Biology

Value of Oysters

Restore and Manage