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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- Ligament Scars in Flat Oyster Shells – Image Gallery 02
- Ligament Scars in Flat Oyster Shells – Image Gallery 01
- Ligament scar variations in right valves of Ostrea edulis oyster shells 004
- Ligament scar variations in right valves of Ostrea edulis oyster shells 003
- Ligament scar variations in left valves of Ostrea edulis oyster shells 002