Wellfleet oyster

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The Wellfleet oyster is a variety of oyster native to the shallow waters near Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The Wellfleet oyster has been renowned for more than 300 years, and is shipped all over the world. The oyster, long enjoyed by Native Americans, was first discovered by Europeans in 1606 when Samuel de Champlain entered the area now known as Wellfleet. Records from that voyage show Wellfleet marked as "Port Aux Huitres" (Oyster Port).

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