Environment Science

Monitoring water quality with clams

Bookmarked Someone Explains How Poland Uses Clams To Control Its Water Supply And It’s Pretty Crazy by Judita K (Bored Panda)

While it seems that various technologies are completely taking over many different parts of human life, it appears that even some man-made things are better left to nature… Turns out, some places in the world trust clams and mussels to detect the cleanness of water. Despite most of us being used to seeing clams on a fancy dinner plate, some of them get a more important mission – monitoring the purity of drinking water.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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