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Paul G. Share
Sep 13, 2016

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The freshwater created a hypotonic environment, which placed osmotic pressure on the cells of the oyster to take in additional water from the environment to achieve saline equilibrium.

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Oysters are filter feeders and as such a great deal of their internal components are exposed to their internal environment - the damage to the tissues exposed due to cells swelling and bursting from osmotic pressure is what caused most of the oysters to die.

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