Notice the claim, Native Oyster and the name Olympia Oysters. The article goes on to add some credibility to this project as it states:
“Olympia oysters, known scientifically as Ostrea lurida, once blanketed subtidal regions from Southern California to Southeastern Alaska. The tangy delicacy was a crucial source of food for local Indians long before Europeans arrived in California. The shells were abundant in the many Native American middens discovered around the bay, some dating back 4,000 years.
Olympia or Ostrea lurida Oysters
Picture 1 – Wild Olympia Oysters at low tide
Picture 2 – Tadich Grill Hangtown Fry