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Oysters  (Family Ostreidae [edible], Pteriidae [pearl])

Oysters are typically found in large groups or “beds” on the sea floor near sand or small rocks that they will often adhere themselves to. They provide a natural habitat for a variety of other small creatures. Oysters begin as males during their first year and then produce eggs as females in subsequent years. Contrary to popular belief, edible oysters are incapable of producing gem quality pearls and pearls producing oysters are not suitable for food. In the species that produce pearls, naturally occurring pearls are vary rare with only 3 or 4 quality pearls from 3 tons of oysters.

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