Category Archives: MODERN OYSTER SHELLS

Black clumped oysters at Rhossili

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Wild Oysters on the Queensland Coast Part 2

Originally posted on Jessica's Nature Blog:
The oysters that I found on the rocks at the northern end of Three Mile Beach in Port Douglas were so different from the ones I had seen at Cape Tribulation that I…

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Wild Oysters on the Queensland Coast Part 1

Originally posted on Jessica's Nature Blog:
I have written a lot about the natural variations in oyster shells belonging to the British Native, Flat, or European Oyster, Ostrea edulis Linnaeus. However variable these shells may be, it is always…

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Black Oyster Shells on the Beach 3

A most unusual form of very thick-shelled burial-blackened oyster shell right valve. It looks almost like a set of nesting bowls. It is clearly an old shell – it lived a long time – but it failed to grow much … Continue reading

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Black Oyster Shells on the Beach 2

These Black Oyster Postings are about the multiplicity of variations in shells of the British Native Oyster, also known as the Flat or European Oyster, Ostrea edulis Linnaeus. Sometimes, as in this Posting, the shells are photographed just as found, … Continue reading

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