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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 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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Fossil Oysters 1

This Post features one of many fossil oysters that I have picked up on the beach over the years because they were in some way unusual and because of my interest in the variation in oyster shells from both present … Continue reading

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