Eastern oyster from the Gulf Coast (IMAGE) California Academy of Sciences Caption An Eastern oyster from the Gulf Coast. (© Deanne Roopnarine) Credit © Deanne Roopnarine Usage Restrictions Editorial usage permitted, as long as appropriately credited. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.