North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island






































Giant Pacific Oyster

Photo 1: Giant Pacific Oysters attached to a rock. (Photo taken at Shelter Point Reef.)


Giant Pacific Oyster: Crassotrea gigas


This is large oyster is not native to the Vancouver Island, but is now the most common and commercially improtant species. It can get over 30 cms in length. Note the frilly shell, which is characteristic of this oyster.





Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island