One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A place on the seabed where oysters breed or are bred.‘the oyster beds are normally ready to be harvested now’
- ‘Pearl farms and wild oyster beds attached to the rocks of many islands added to the area's allure.’
- ‘They visited the area, replete with a freshwater pond, acres and acres of oyster beds, and access to a saltwater creek.’
- ‘Today, the oyster beds are gone, dealt a fatal blow by the excesses of the industrial age.’
- ‘They are reseeding derelict native oyster beds with juvenile pacific oysters.’
- ‘He is trying to restore oyster beds in bay waterways, but he says the job requires a healthy bay.’
- ‘The parasite attacks oysters, and could destroy oyster beds in the lake forever unless urgent action is taken.’
- ‘There were once extensive oyster beds throughout most of British waters, but the beds were over-exploited.’
- ‘Recently researchers have discovered that bay rays rarely eat oysters, and that crabs were destroying the oyster beds.’
- ‘Two of our oyster beds have been seriously damaged and one has been partially destroyed.’
- ‘The oyster beds on the north west coast of the Island were restored, and now it is a wildlife haven which has become a seabird breeding site.’
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