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Moon Rock Oyster
Coos Bay, OR
Sweet, fruity oysters characterized by their deep, bowl-shaped shells.
- Specie:Crassostrea gigas
- Origin:Coos Bay, OR(USA)
- Farmed: 1-2 years
- Average Size:2.5"
Bursting with the subtle melon notes indicative of west coast oysters
Seeding in Coos Bay usually takes place during the spring months. Oyster larvae, about the size of pepper flakes, are taken and put on to an oyster shell. These shells are put in huge water tanks for three days allowing the larvae time to attach to the shell where they will remain for their lifetime. Then, these oyster shells are taken out on a barge especially made for shallow water and spread out on oyster beds. The oysters form groups of clusters on stakes in the tide lands. Then, the oysters are harvested from the barge and brought into the temperature controlled plant to be processed. At the processing center, the oysters are separated from their cluster, checked for quality and sorted by size.
- Tides:Coos Bay; rich nutrients are brought into the bay by the twice daily tidal exchange
Clausen Oysters is the largest oyster farm in all of Oregon. Max and Lilli Clausen started Clausen Oysters with the first oyster seeding in 1980 after leasing some submerged ground in Coos Bay from Coos County.