Oyster on Nantucket Sound 4:55pm

This oyster was revealed at low tide still inside the shell at Forest St. Beach in Chatham, MA. Any shellfish not dug deep into the sand now will freeze. In fact shellfishing here is outlawed when it's really cold here, to protect the stock from exposure. It's a 3 million dollar industry in Chatham, with most of it being quahogs and steamers (soft shell clams).

 

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Taken on February 3, 2007