Sunday, March 27, 2011

There's always something new.

I always thought oysters were white. Or maybe greyish. But after I've looked at every other possibility, I think this is an oyster.

Beautiful colours; burgundy, cream, and whitest white.

The black, stripy thing is a small mussel, attached. The large shell is attached to the rock.

This was on a low rock about halfway down the intertidal zone. It's small, for an oyster; about 2 to 2.5 inches long. We only saw the one. I've seen a few, very few, oysters in the sand on White Rock beach before, but they were all white.

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