Monday, May 05, 2014

Oyster Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Oyster Day - Today is Oyster Day!

Oysters are shellfish, or "mollusks," found in both freshwater and saltwater. They often produce pearls, making Oyster Day a real gem.

Oysters sift food from the water around them. In doing so, they sometimes pick up a piece of sand or grit. If that piece of sand or grit gets lodged in the oyster's system, the oyster reacts to the irritant by slowly secreting a substance called "nacre" around the sand. Ultimately, it develops into a pearl.

Oysters are a delicacy enjoyed by many. Some love oysters, while others find oysters to be an acquired taste.

Celebrate Oyster Day by eating oysters!

Seattle, Washington is the world's largest producers of cultivated pearls. Seattle is known as the "Oyster Capital of the World."

In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Alleged Criminal Checks in at Police Station to See If Cops Are After Him

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!