Ligament Scars in Flat Oyster Shells – Image Gallery 02

Ligament Scars in Flat Oyster Shells – Image Gallery 02 – photographs of variations in ligament scars showing growth lines in right and left valves of modern/recent Ostrea edulis oyster shells found washed up on the beach in Gower, South Wales. Click any image to enlarge and view in the gallery. Photographs of the whole shells from which these close-up shots were taken, from a variety of perspectives, are available upon request should anyone be interested in this topic.

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Ligament Scars in Flat Oyster Shells – Image Gallery 01

Ligament Scars in Flat Oyster Shells – Image Gallery 01 – photographs of variations in ligament scars showing growth lines in right and left valves of modern/recent Ostrea edulis oyster shells found washed up on the beach in Gower, South Wales. Click any image to enlarge and view in the gallery. Photographs of the whole shells from which these close-up shots were taken, from a variety of perspectives, are available upon request should anyone be interested in this topic.

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Ligament scar variations in right valves of Ostrea edulis oyster shells 004

Ostrea edulis right valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis right valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis right valve ligament scar

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Ligament scar variations in right valves of Ostrea edulis oyster shells 003

Ostrea edulis right valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis right valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis right valve ligament scar

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Ligament scar variations in left valves of Ostrea edulis oyster shells 002

Ostrea edulis left valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis left valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis left valve ligament scar

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Ligament scar variations in left valves of Ostrea edulis oyster shells 001

Ostrea edulis left valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis left valve ligament scar Ostrea edulis left valve ligament scar

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Flat Oyster shells at Rhossili Bay

A gallery of pictures of European Flat Oyster shells (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus) washed up on the sandy beach at Rhossili Bay in South Wales on 2nd February 2018. Photographed just as they were found, they are all separated left and right shells of mature and mainly thick oysters and exhibit a great deal of variety in colour, shape, wear, and evidence of epibiont (encrusting) organisms and infestation. If you are interested in the subject for archaeological, palaeontological or taphonomic purposes, these oyster shells provide examples of the major types of naturally induced mechanical and chemical damage and alteration. Please contact me if you would like to discuss these specimens or other old oyster shells or shell assemblages.

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