Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.
Stopped by Andy Bowie County Park and walked along the beach a bit.
photos of collected seashells were taken on 1/13/2017
Very elongated here. Grows in muddy estuary waters. Very unique tasting from the area. Very salty... often have Pea crabs in them.
La concha mide 63 mm.
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...