Oyster Shells at Whiteford 25.07.13 (1)

Oyster shell (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus) on the beach at Whiteford Sands

Oyster Shells at Whiteford 25.07.13 (1) – Oyster shell (Ostrea edulis Linnaeus) on the beach at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales, right valve, outer surface, showing minimal orange burial staining and a single round drill hole caused by a predatory gastropod mollusc (such as Ocenebra erinacea) and minimal small holes caused by epibiont marine polychaete worms like Polydora ciliata.

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