“‘Historically, oysters were mainly known for their food value,’ Grizzle said. ‘Now, we’re looking at them in terms of ecosystem services: What they do for the ecosystem that we as humans value.
‘They have many services: They’re habitat for things like fish and crabs; they’re food for many species; they stabilize sediments. That all sounds like seagrass. But oysters also filter water, and we’re quantifying that water filtration.'”