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  • There are two main kinds of oysters found in the British Isles: the flat, or native, oyster (Ostrea edulis), most famously grown among the beds in Whitstable, Colchester and Helford; and the rock, or Pacific, oyster (Crassostrea gigas), which was introduced commercially into Britain in the 1960s.

    Oysters Come Back in Vogue

  • As their Belons fell victim to disease over the past generation, the pragmatic French more or less graciously embraced gigas, which now account for some 99 percent of French oyster consumption.

    The American Oyster Paradise

  • The Olys share with the celebrated European Belon a family name (ostrea), a pronounced, acquired-taste metallic tang, and a stark future: Both have all but vanished and been almost entirely replaced by hardy, fast-growing Japanese Pacific (gigas) oysters.

    The American Oyster Paradise

  • It is a good 2m tall, while the smaller-growing Angelica gigas has ruby red flower heads much later in August.

    Jolly brollies

  • - Hospedagem de Sites Com 250 gigas de espaço com trafego ilimitado Sevidor no Brasil - R$10.00 Reias Mensal.

    May Day Giveaway: Norah Loft's Eleanor the Queen

  • Reptiles include pit viper or urutú Bothrops alternatus, rattlesnake Crotalus durisus and Cyclagras gigas.

    Iguazú National Park, Argentina

  • These fish include pacus (Metynnis and Mylossoma), tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), pirarucus (Arapaima gigas), and sardinhas (Triportheus angulatus).

    Marajó varzea

  • Another endemic is the golden Cattleya orchid, (Cattleya aurea), that is sympatric in the upper Sinú with the gigas Cattleya orchid, (Cattleya warscewickzii), showing the contact zone between Magdalena Medio and Chocó-Darién; the upper Sinú is the only place where the naturally occurring hybrid, the spectacular (Cattleya X hardyana) has been found.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • For example, in an urban setting, crimson burgundy roses, such as 'Tuscany Superb' and 'Munstead Wood', look great interspersed with grasses and other contemporary plants, such as Angelica gigas.

    Gardens: Roses - A modern romance

  • Bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) and sea otters (Enhydra lutris) were almost driven to extinction throughout the Arctic [103], while the great auk (Pinguinus impennis) and Steller sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) did become extinct.

    General description of the Arctic biota


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