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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 24.5 June 2013

The Native Oyster: Britain's forgotten treasure

By - Philine zu Ermgassen, Mark Spalding, Sarah Allison

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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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist