Just one oyster can clean a bathtub of water every day! Native oysters called the Angasi Oyster are being grown in and are improving the quality of the Port River water. Volunteers are re-introducing them into the ecosystem to work with the other shellfish to help clean the water and assist with protecting the shores during storms.
Water that runs off the land via drains, creeks and rivers into the Port River usually contains pollutants in stormwater coming to our roads and homes. Pollutants from factories and other commercial areas surrounding also contribute. These oysters do an incredible job, but they need our support!
If you have been lucky enough to visit the Marine Discovery Centre, then you would know that you can help! Pick up rubbish, put it in the bin. Make sure you recycle and dispose of green waste properly. Don’t let it run down the drain and help make our waters cleaner and healthier for marine life as well as for ourselves!