Oyster Shell

Mississippi State Shell

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Oyster shell on beach

Oyster shell on beach; photo by i a walsh (IvanWalsh.com) on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Oyster Shell

Mississippi designated oyster shell (Crassostrea virginica) as the official state shell in 1974. The American oyster is a valuable resource of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Eastern oyster on Nantucket Sound, MA; photo © Christopher Seufert Photography (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Eastern oyster

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