Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Oyster

The common name oyster is used for a number of different groups of bivalve mollusks, most of which live in marine habitats or brackish water. The shell consists of two usually highly calcified valves which surround a soft body. Gills filter plankton from the water, and strong adductor muscles are used to hold the shell closed. Some types of oysters are highly prized as food, both raw and cooked. Other types, such as pearl oysters, are not commonly eaten. (taken from the J. Orlin Grabbe intertidal zone.)

3 comments:

Jungle Girl said...

Gee Nick, I wonder what that oyster resembles...

nick said...

Persuading Tarzan
to eat his first oyster...

Paul said...

Hey Nick

I would like you to look at Phil Callahan's work on the monopole and his announced detection effort. He gave me the paper he published years ago and I forget where to refer you. You can google him and take it from there. Have you thought about the monopole?
I am hoping it is the physics for the vital force of the old Vitalists who had no physics for it.