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Juvenile Scallops Are Abundant In Mid-Atlantic Discovered By New Survey Of Ocean Floor
2012-08-23 16:16:08

NOAA researchers are getting a comprehensive view of the ocean floor using a new instrument, and have confirmed that there are high numbers of young sea scallops off of Delaware Bay. Unofficially dubbed the "Seahorse" because of its curved and spiny profile, the instrument is the latest and most sophisticated version of a survey system developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and used on sea scallop resource surveys conducted by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center...

2012-07-26 23:00:52

In Honor of National Sisters' Day and International Friendship Day, August 5th, HOT GIRLS PEARLS Offers Online Sale on "Cool" Jewelry New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Sunday, August 5th, is National Sisters' Day and International Friendship Day, double inspiration to celebrate our bonds with the important women in our lives. Innovative jewelry company HOT GIRLS PEARLS costume jewelry tm, created to fashionably promote women's wellness, recognizes the significance of such a commemorative...

2012-07-16 23:01:01

Omega XL® announces an environmental milestone with the New Zealand Department of Fisheries to ensure the eco-sustainability of the New Zealand Green-Lipped mussel, the exclusive source of the patented omega-3 marine lipid extract known as PCSO-524 found in Omega XL. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 “Eco-sustainability” is the capacity of ecosystems to maintain their essential functions and processes, and retain their biodiversity in full measure over the long-term....

2012-06-19 23:01:38

Pearl Jewelry is becoming very popular with both men and women. Following the growing demand, JewelOcean is launching a new collection of Pearl Rings such as Pearl engagement rings and Pearl wedding rings. The new collection will be available to customers by June 20th. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Pearl is one of the oldest gemstones known to men. Pearl has been used in making jewelry since ancient times, with examples of pearl jewelry found in cultures ranging from Egyptian to...

2012-06-11 23:01:43

In a recent article in the NY Times, it was pointed out that survivors of child abuse from the 70's and 80's bury their emotions and suffer from "self defeating behaviors" as an adult. The memoir Strand of Pearls, recounts such a journey, weaving the solution to recovering with freedom and peace throughout. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 The NY Times released an article on child abuse on June 7, 2012, entitled, A Troubled Silence, by Richard B. Gartner. It discusses the “alleged widespread...

2012-06-01 23:03:45

Crown Prince is notifying all of its wholesalers to suspend shipments and retailers to remove South Korean shellfish from their shelves. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 On Friday, May 25, 2012, at the end of the business day, the FDA issued a Constituent Update on shellfish from Korea. This update supplemented an announcement released on May 18th, clarifying that canned product (now in addition to fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea) was considered adulterated. The Constituent...

Scientists Find Higher Concentrations Of Heavy Metals In Post Oil Spill Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico
2012-04-19 08:18:55

Comparisons between pre- and post-spill specimens show an increase in vanadium, chromium, cobalt, and lead concentrations in shells, gill, and muscle tissue As the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, a team of scientists led by Dr. Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences has detected evidence that pollutants from the oil have entered the ecosystem's food chain. For the past two years, the team has been studying oysters...

Ocean Acidification Linked With Larval Oyster Failure in Hatcheries
2012-04-13 03:43:11

Increase in ocean acidification led to collapse of oyster seed production at Oregon hatchery Marine researchers have definitively linked the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon to an increase in ocean acidification. Larval growth at the hatchery declined to a level considered by the owners to be "non-economically viable." A study by the scientists found that increased seawater carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, resulting in more corrosive ocean...


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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