Pacific Oyster Shells

Pacific Oyster shellsA gallery of images of Pacific Oyster shells (Crassostrea gigas Thunberg) – sometimes also known as the Portuguese Oyster although recent work suggests this is a separate species despite the fact that the two species can interbreed.


About winderjssc

I have a background in ecological studies in both the museum and the research laboratory. I'm passionate about the natural world right on my doorstep and enthusiastic about capturing what I see through photography, wanting to open the eyes of everyone to the beauty and fascination of nature. I am author of Jessica's Nature Blog []. I have also extensively researched macroscopic variations in oyster and other edible marine mollusc shells from archaeological excavations as a means of understanding past exploitation of marine shellfish resources. I am an archaeo-malacological consultant through Oysters etc. where I am publishing summaries of my shell research and other oyster related topics [Oysters etc. at]. Photographic Salmagundi [] is a showcase of photographs and digital art on all sorts of subjects - not just natural history. The profile picture is an old one - a blast from the past.
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5 Responses to Pacific Oyster Shells

    • winderjssc says:

      Thank you, Hamish. I often think of that poem when I am working on ancient oyster shells. Although I do not like to eat oysters myself, I have always been very interested in the way other people have eaten them in the past (my specialist subject you might say). I was just experimenting with the technique of rebogging this post from Oysters etc to Jessica’s Nature Blog but it did not display the way I wanted. I’ll try another way of doing it.

      • Hamish Pringle says:

        Dear Jessica,
        I continue to be impressed by your work and the regularity with which you post!
        My favourites are ones where you show complex natural patterns in sea, sand, and stones.
        With thanks and best wishes,

      • winderjssc says:

        Thank you, Hamish. I am glad you like the patterns in nature – I love seeking them out and capturing them.

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