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

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

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

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Pacific Oyster Shells

A 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.

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Black clumped oysters at Rhossili

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Wild Oysters on the Queensland Coast Part 1

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Black Oyster Shells on the Beach 1

An example of a black-stained oyster shell, Native or Flat European Oyster (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus), washed ashore at Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula. The colour is due to prolonged burial in anoxic sediments. For more information about this phenomenon … Continue reading

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