The 100-million-year-old oyster, ten times normal size, which will undergo MRI s
- The 100-million-year-old oyster, ten times normal size, which will undergo MRI scan to see if it contains the world's biggest pearl
A gigantic oyster fossil that was accidentally trawled up by fishermen is to be MRI-scanned to see if it contains an enormous pearl.
The prehistoric mollusc is more than 100million years old and is ten times bigger than a regular oyster shell.
It was hauled up in the Solent and found in the nets of the trawler boat when it returned to port.
After layers of mud were washed off, it was clear the item was a huge fossilised shell that measured seven inches wide and three inches thick.