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2009-07-14 10:01:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Oyster Hotel Reviews (www.oyster.com) launched the New York City portion of its website today, bringing clarity and authority to the difficult task of choosing the right hotel in the Big Apple.

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2009-06-15 17:20:00

Large numbers of starfish have been showing up in southern New England this year, blanketing the seafloor and washing up on beaches, observers say.

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2009-05-27 08:32:14

Overfishing and disease have decimated shellfish populations in many of the world's temperate estuarine and coastal ecosystems.

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2009-05-22 06:20:52

A new study of the world’s shrinking marine habitats suggests that a large decline in shellfish populations could be having a disastrous effect on already vulnerable ecosystems.

2009-04-20 10:38:50

The discovery of banned chemicals in oysters in a river running through St.

2009-03-23 07:35:00

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning people to avoid eating oysters recently harvested near Pass Christian, Miss.

2009-01-22 10:54:41

Queen’s University Belfast is working on a three-year study to conserve and restore endangered horse mussel reefs in Strangford Lough.

2009-01-19 04:20:00

Members of Both Destination Clubs Will Have Greater Choice of Luxury Vacation Homes & Destinations BROOMFIELD, Colo. and DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan.

2008-12-24 13:55:00

French doctors say wrestling oysters and tins of foie gras can be hazardous to your health. Emergency rooms in France report a surge this time of year from hundreds of people who badly cut themselves opening oysters and foie gras, the Telegraph (Britain) reported Wednesday. The wounds often require surgery, said the French Health Surveillance Institute, noting an estimated 2,000 people annually hurt themselves opening oysters, with 40 percent of the injuries occurring in December and...

2008-12-03 07:00:00

BRISTOL, R.I., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Dec.


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Atlanta Winged Oyster, Pteria Colymbus
2013-04-25 20:03:29

The Atlantic Winged Oyster, Pteria Colymbus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pteriidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North Carolina to Brazil and Bermuda. This Atlantic Winged Oyster grows to about 2.8 inches long and is a distinctive, asymmetric shape. The hinge is long and strait with one wing drawn out a long way and the other one much smaller. The upper valve is brownish, often mottled with some paler markings. The lower valve is smaller and...

Pinctada Maxima
2013-04-25 16:49:52

Pinctada maxima is a species of pearl oyster, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters. There are two different color varieties: the White lipped oyster and the Gold lipped oyster. These bivalves are considered to be the largest pearl oysters in the world. They have a very strong inner shell layer composed of nacre, also known as “mother of pearl”. They’re significant in the cultured pearl industry as they are used to produce South Sea pearls....

Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus
2013-04-25 16:28:02

The Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Isognomonidae. It can be seen along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from southern Florida to Brazil and Bermuda. This oyster has two thin and irregularly shaped valves that are joined by a long straight hinge. The exterior is sculpted by a large number of rough, concentric rings with loose flakes and varies in color from a pale brownish olive to a purplish black. The nacre on the...

Cockscomb Oyster, Lopha cristagalli
2013-04-17 11:50:41

Lopha cristagalli, also known as cockscomb oyster, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks within the family Ostreidae. This species has a shell with the potential to reach a maximum diameter of roughly 20.5 centimeters, 10 centimeters being the most common. The coloration varies from dark to light purple and is thick, strongly ribbed, and slightly inequitable shell. The shell inside is porcelaneous, normally a purplish-brown or whitish. The margins of the valves have a distinctive zig-zag...

Windowpane Oyster, Placuna placenta
2013-04-16 21:15:37

The windowpane oyster, Placuna placenta, alternatively known as capiz, is a bivalve marine mollusk belonging to the family Placunidae. Among the species within the genus, only the P. placenta has an outer shell that is sufficiently translucent for commercial use. This mollusk can be found from the shallows of the Gulf of Aden, to around India, then Malaysia to the southern South China Sea, and around the Philippines. Capiz, a province in the Philippines, gets its name from this shell which...

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