A gallery of pictures of European Flat Oyster shells (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus) washed up on the sandy beach at Swansea Bay in South Wales on 1st 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.
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