This is a true underdog story. Bay Breeze Farm is widely known for farming the Riptide Oysters. One season, they ran out of space in their growing cages so they tossed a bunch of very young oysters on the ocean floor.
These abandoned misfits tossed and turned with the tides, quietly and naturally with no interference. Months later, the farmers discovered that not only did these oysters survive, but they have evolved into a complete different animal.
Their green tinged shells looked different, and their robust taste was complex with and sweet, earthy finish.