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Black clumped oysters at Rhossili

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Fossil Oysters 3

This is the third in the series featuring fossil oyster shells. The photographs are of Deltoideum delta (also known as Liostrea delta) from the Upper Jurassic Period Kimmeridge Clay at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, UK. The most noticeable feature of this … Continue reading

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Fossil Oysters 2

This is the second in a series of Postings about fossil oysters. In this Post there are detailed photographs, taken from all angles, of a fossil oyster found with the two halves still in position, on the beach at Ringstead … Continue reading

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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 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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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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