Monday, August 21, 2006

Oy to the World

The AP is reporting that a team of workers removed more than 250 individuals of an introduced, unindentified species of oyster from San Francisco Bay last week. The oysters are massive compared to the native versions, with shells as much as nine inches wide. While the first known occurrence of this species in the bay was likely an empty shell found back in 2004, no sign of a live specimen was ever seen until this find. For more information, check out this expanded story (.pdf) and this audio report and excellent photo over at NPR's website.

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