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- Oysters and Other Marine Shells from Excavations at the Old Methodist Chapel and Greyhound Yard, Dorchester
- The Marine Mollusca in “Redeemed from the Heath – the archaeology of the Wytch Farm Oilfield (1987-90)
- The Oysters in Excavations at Poole 1973-1983
- Late Saxon & Conquest-Period Oyster Middens
- Black clumped oysters at Rhossili
Category Archives: Modern shells
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…
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
Organisms that live on other creatures and inanimate objects are known as epibionts. Epibionts include various kinds of marine worms. Some worms attach to objects like seashells, while the mollusc is still alive and also when the shell is empty, … Continue reading