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2008-11-20 13:09:51

Unwanted zebra mussels have appeared in Utah's Electric Lake, to the surprise of many state wildlife officials who reported on the invasive mussels' presence on Wednesday. Officials expected the mussels to show up at Lake Powell first, rather than Electric Lake because it's a high-elevation lake with relatively few boaters. Boaters are often blamed for unknowingly carrying mussels into the lake from other bodies of water. The mussels "showed up in one of the least-expected places," said...

2008-10-28 09:00:25

Edgewater Foods International, Inc. (OTCBB: EDWT), the first fully integrated shellfish producer with the largest private marine research hatchery in Canada, announced today that Javier Idrovo, a former executive of the multinational Dole Food Company, has been elected a director of the Company. Additional board changes announced include the resignations of Ian Fraser, chairman of the compensation committee, and Robert Rooks, who both served on the board for three years. The three changes...

2008-10-16 18:00:15

A U.S. ecologist says he's found a commercially valuable species of clam thriving in oxygen-depleted waters of a so-called "dead zone" off the East Coast. Andrew Altieri, a post-doctoral researcher at Brown University, discovered the population of quahog clams increased in hypoxic zones, defined as areas in which dissolved oxygen in the water has been depleted. He said he determined whether quahog clams have a natural capacity to survive in oxygen-starved waters, but their predators...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

U.S. scientists say they've created an environmentally safe bacterial toxin to control invasive zebra and quagga mussels. The new bio-pesticide was derived from a common soil bacterium by researchers at the New York State Museum Field Research Laboratory in Cambridge, N.Y. Scientists in the U.S. Department of Energy-funded study said that when ingested in large quantities, the bacterium is lethal to zebra and quagga mussels but harmless to non-target organisms, including native freshwater...

2008-09-16 09:00:28

By Ray Grass For the Deseret News Utah biologists' worst fears may come true. Early tests show quagga and zebra mussels may have found their way into three Utah reservoirs. Early tests, however, show that three of Utah's most popular waters -- Bear Lake, Flaming Gorge and Lake Powell -- have not been contaminated. Larry Dalton, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said samples were taken from 42 waters in Utah. He said Pelican Lake, Red Fleet...

2008-09-11 00:00:06

World News IN BRIEF *TYRE A Lebanese restaurant owner and his wife found 26 pearls in a single oyster that she was having for lunch. Raymond Salha said the discovery at his Al-Fanar restaurant was a "total surprise". They have only found a single pearl previously while opening an oyster. The couple have put the oyster and its band of tiny pearls on display and hope they may have a world recordon their hands. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-06 09:00:11

Canadians Wade Watson and Cherie Martins are in Hillsborough, Co Down, preparing to challenge for the title of World Oyster Eating Champion. The competition takes place this weekend Paul Faith (c) 2008 Belfast Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-03 00:00:16

A plymouth restaurant will celebrate the start of the oyster season with a day of live music, oysters and beer. The first Oysterfest will take place at the Waterfront restaurant and bar on Saturday, featuring five live bands from lunchtime to evening. Bigbury Bay Oysters, a small family-run business, will be selling their organic pacific oysters. Guinness and St Austell Brewery's Tribute, sponsors of the music and food festival, will be on hand to provide refreshments. Waterfront...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

By Denis Cuff The East Bay Regional Park District today plans to begin inspecting all private boats before launching at Del Valle Reservoir in Livermore and Contra Loma Reservoir near Antioch to prevent the spread of destructive quagga and zebra mussels. Boats found with the mussels attached or inside will be turned away from the popular recreational lakes. Beginning July 10, any boat containing standing water will be refused entry. The inspections will be free for one week. Effective...

2008-08-13 15:00:29

LITTLE ROCK - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to declare extinct the turgid-blossom pearly mussel, a species once found in the Black and White rivers in Arkansas and other parts of the South. That particular mussel species has been on the endangered species list since 1976. Wildlife officials say a five-year review found no sign of the mussel. "We really have no idea what caused it (to become extinct)," Jim Widlak, a fish and wildlife biologist, told the Arkansas Democrat-...


Latest Bivalves Reference Libraries

Chinese Pond Mussel, Sinanodonta woodiana
2013-10-11 11:20:39

The Chinese Pond Mussel (Sinanodonta woodiana), known also as the Eastern Asiatic Freshwater Clam or the Swan-mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Uniondale, the river mussels. The shell is brown or blackish, occasionally with a greenish hue, the color varying but normally more intensively colored at the periphery. The shape is elliptical to almost spherical, with the lower margin strongly convex. It is native to Eastern Asia but...

Corbicula fluminea
2013-10-11 11:17:31

Corbicula fluminea is a species of freshwater clam, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Corbiculidae. This species is originally from Asian origin, therefore it is often referred to as the Asian Clam or Asiatic Clam. Within the aquarium and koi pond trade it is frequently called the Golden Clam or Golden Freshwater Clam. Within southeast Asia its known as the Prosperity Clam or the Good Luck Clam. It has been introduced into many parts of the world such as North America...

Pinctada Maxima
2013-04-25 16:49:52

Pinctada maxima is a species of pearl oyster, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters. There are two different color varieties: the White lipped oyster and the Gold lipped oyster. These bivalves are considered to be the largest pearl oysters in the world. They have a very strong inner shell layer composed of nacre, also known as “mother of pearl”. They’re significant in the cultured pearl industry as they are used to produce South Sea pearls....

Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus
2013-04-25 16:28:02

The Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Isognomonidae. It can be seen along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from southern Florida to Brazil and Bermuda. This oyster has two thin and irregularly shaped valves that are joined by a long straight hinge. The exterior is sculpted by a large number of rough, concentric rings with loose flakes and varies in color from a pale brownish olive to a purplish black. The nacre on the...

Cockscomb Oyster, Lopha cristagalli
2013-04-17 11:50:41

Lopha cristagalli, also known as cockscomb oyster, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks within the family Ostreidae. This species has a shell with the potential to reach a maximum diameter of roughly 20.5 centimeters, 10 centimeters being the most common. The coloration varies from dark to light purple and is thick, strongly ribbed, and slightly inequitable shell. The shell inside is porcelaneous, normally a purplish-brown or whitish. The margins of the valves have a distinctive zig-zag...

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