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2011-08-16 06:51:40

Researchers from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources have discovered fresh remains of a freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct in Texas, according to a research associate with the institute. Dr. Charles Randklev said his research team found a single individual of false spike "Quadrula mitchelli" with tissue still in the shell "” which indicates that the individual was recently alive "” in the San Saba River in Central Texas. Mussel thought to be...

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2011-07-15 09:29:05

Ocean acidification, a consequence of climate change, could weaken the shells of California mussels and diminish their body mass, with serious implications for coastal ecosystems, UC Davis researchers will report July 15 in the Journal of Experimental Biology. California mussels (Mytilus californianus) live in beds along the western coast of the United States from Alaska to California. More than 300 other species share the beds or depend on the mussels in some way. "Because these mussels play...

2011-07-14 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, JULY 15: CLAM FEST Profile America -- Friday, July 15th. One of the biggest clam festivals in the country gets under way today and runs through Sunday in Yarmouth, Maine. Now in its 46th year, the lure of their favorite seafood delicacy is expected to draw 120,000 people to the coastal...

2011-07-12 07:05:00

HONG KONG, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A total trade volume of $1.2 million made the past HK Jewelry & Gem Fair in June a great success of Milky Way Jewelry, China's largest jewelry accessories supplier. According to Ivy Cao, General Manager of Milky Way Jewelry, sales growth has increased by more than 3 million US dollars after the trade fair. In addition to the trade show marketing, what on earth has stimulated the increasing popularity among worldwide jewelry wholesalers?...

2011-06-27 10:30:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oyster.com, the Internet's top destination for unbiased hotel advice as well as the only online source for expert hotel reviews and real hotel photos, announces the launch of the first-ever photo-powered hotel search engine, Oyster Shots. With more than 500,000 photos of countless hotels, Oyster Shots is a seamless way to explore Oyster.com's quickly growing database of exclusive high-resolution, undoctored photos of vacation destinations around the...

2011-06-14 14:21:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boaters and anglers are being asked to take steps to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered the nuisance species in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. Regional DEP staff found three zebra mussels during June 10 sampling, two in the lake and one in the Conneaut Outlet immediately below the lake. "The small number suggests that the current population of zebra mussels is...

2011-04-22 12:51:48

Scotland's first fully protected marine reserve, and only the second in the UK, is already providing commercial and conservation benefits, according to new research. After only two years in operation, it is already showing positive signs for both fishermen and conservationists, according to a study by the University of York and the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST). The research, published in the journal Marine Biology, shows that commercially valuable scallops and several species of...

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2011-03-23 11:47:30

The Pacific oyster was discovered in large numbers along the west coast of Sweden in 2007. The mortality rate in some places during the past two winters has been 100%, but researchers at the University of Gothenburg who have studied the Pacific oyster can now say that the species copes with cold winters and is here to stay. The Pacific oyster has proved to be tolerant of low temperatures. Large populations of the oyster remained after the harsh winter of 2009/2010. In 18 locations studied...


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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