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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. Advertisements

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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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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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