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Tree Oyster/Giant Purse Oyster


Isognomon Maxillata
Found at Matoaka Beach, St. Leonard, MD
Miocene Era, 10-20 myo
9 inches long

Found in living state, but the shells separated from the sand between them in the process of handling to preserve. I can't believe how well preserved they are!


© Heather J M Siple
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Taken with Canon Canon EOS 60D

  • 28 mm
  • 1/25
  • f f/11.0
  • ISO 6400
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