WHEN we see the oyster and its shell house, it is hard to believe that it came from an egg.
The egg is very small. After being sent into the water, the wee baby in it begins to grow. It has a perfect little shell when it is hatched.
The baby oyster is a lively little fellow, and for two or three days after it is born, swims about like a young fish. Then it settles down for life by fastening itself to an old shell or rock on the seabottom.
Many of these little oyster babies do not live to be grown oysters. They are swallowed by other sea animals.