Filtering ability of different filter feeding animals

SpeciesFiltering abilityNatural Habitat
Clams
4.5 gallons per day
Sand
Mussels
15 gallons per day
sand and gravel bottoms of streams and rivers
Oysters
30 gallons per day
Sea bed  salty or brackish waters on all U.S. coasts, lower portion of the intertidal area
Kelp
Absorb CO2 produced by other species
subtidal rocky reefs, cold, nutrient-rich waters
Scallop
Scallops can be found living within, upon, or under either rocks, coral, rubble, sea grass, kelp, sand, or mud.