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  • Portuguese
    • Ostra-americana
  • English
    • Eastern Oyster
  • Scientific Names
    • Crassostrea virginica
    • Crassostrea brasiliana
  • Spanish
    • Ostión de Virginia

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Recent observations

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arzserge1986

Date

March 2, 2015

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

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dduffell403

Date

March 24, 2015 04:36 PM EDT

Description

I found this oyster bank on the bottom of the pillar holding up the Santa Maria restaurant.

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What

Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Crassostrea virginica

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veggi

Date

March 19, 2015 04:57 PM EDT

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Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

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nicetim

Date

March 17, 2015

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Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

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fdouglasmartin

Date

March 7, 2015 05:25 PM CST

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

hagan_rs

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

An oddly shaped shell often found in batches.

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Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

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lichenlady

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

Collected on Cape May beach, NJ - Souvenir

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

Plentiful along the rock jetty. There may be barnacles along with oysters, or whatever

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

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khimmler

Date

March 1, 2015

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No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

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aranholt

Date

the past

Description

shell

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Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

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slapcin

Date

February 21, 2015

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

anikarenina

Date

January 24, 2015 01:30 PM EST

Description

Small to medium in size, 25-75mm. Largest oyster still has mangrove root stuck to it. Smallest oyster has half of its shell missing. Some purpley colors on them, irridescence, had algae stuck to them. Were growing on a red mangrove root in an intertidal zone.

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Description from Wikipedia

The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) — also called Atlantic oyster or Virginia oyster — is a species of true oyster native to the eastern seaboard and Gulf of Mexico coast of North America. It is also farmed in Puget Sound, Washington, where it is known as the Totten Inlet Virginica. Eastern oysters are and have been very popular commercially. Today, less than 1% of the original 17th century population (when the original colonists arrived) is thought...

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