British Wildlife 24.5 June 2013

The Native Oyster: Britain’s forgotten treasure

Aside from the odd oyster shell scattered here and there along the Essex coast, there are few signs of the many succulent treasures tucked safely below the waves. Yet these muddy estuaries and sheltered shores are the ideal location for the Native Oyster Ostrea edulis, and historically this bivalve mollusc was a dominant feature of the region. 

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