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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

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Wild Oysters on the Queensland Coast Part 1

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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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Oyster shells from archaeological sites: a brief illustrated guide to basic processing

      Oyster shells from archaeological sites: a brief illustrated guide to basic processing is included in this post as a free downloadable PDF file. See below. It is a starter’s guide to handling oyster shells (British Native Oyster, European … Continue reading

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Posts about OYSTER SHELL VARIATIONS

Over on my other site – Jessica’s Nature Blog – I have been writing about the natural history of the seashore for 18 months now. Many of the postings are about seashells and marine molluscs. These include 39 articles about the … Continue reading

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