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2010-02-08 09:05:00

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Here is a new seafood choice that needs to be considered this Valentine's season. Delicious, healthy, affordable - and already thought by the Scots to be sexy - the Fresh Blue Cultured Mussel could be the next food of love according to the Mussel Industry Council. "It is a long standing tradition that chocolate, oysters and wine have been the food of choice on February 14th", says Linda Duncan, Executive Director, Mussel Industry Council. "Over the...

2010-02-03 07:15:00

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for spring, Zebra Zappers announces their new Zebra Mussel anti-fouling marine coating called Sta-Z-Off. As toxic anti-fouling marine paints and bottom coatings become prohibited for use in U.S. and Canadian freshwater lakes, an effective non-toxic solution is needed to protect boats from Zebra Mussels, according to the founders of Zebra Zappers, Inc. Tim Thomas and Kim Fraylick both have been boating enthusiasts for over 2...

2010-01-26 14:14:57

Biodiversity in freshwater systems is impacted as much or more by environmental change than tropical rain forests, according to University of Oklahoma Professor Caryn Vaughn, who serves as director of the Oklahoma Biological Survey. "When we think about species becoming extinct, we don't necessarily think of the common species in freshwater systems, many of which are declining," says Vaughn. "We need to be concerned about these declines, because these common species provide many goods and...

2009-12-17 11:50:00

DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) announces it will join forces with SePRO Corporation (SePRO) to develop MBI's microbial-based product, Zequanox(TM) for use in controlling invasive zebra and quagga mussels in open water situations. Invasive mussel populations have been widespread in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions of North America for two decades. More recently, quagga mussels have established themselves in the Colorado River and are rapidly...

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2009-12-07 13:40:00

The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating a link between oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay and a contagious stomach virus. According to the FDA, consumers who purchased oysters from the San Antonio Bay on or after November 16 should avoid eating them due to reports of norovirus-associated illnesses in some people. The FDA has reported about a dozen illnesses from South Carolina and North Carolina. "Restaurant operators and retailers should not serve or offer for sale...

2009-12-06 19:30:00

Consumers advised to avoid oysters harvested from San Antonio Bay SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid eating oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay on or after Nov. 16 due to reports of norovirus-associated illnesses in some people who had consumed oysters harvested from this area, which is located on the Gulf of Texas. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) The FDA,...

2009-11-09 16:17:00

Protections for Gulf Coast Shellfish Industry Would Increase Death Toll WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest was joined today by victims, consumer advocacy, and public health organizations in urging Congress to support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to protect consumers from contaminated oysters that each year cause scores of serious illnesses and deaths. The blood infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus bacteria in...

2009-11-06 13:28:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 25 years, all attempts at culturing pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas) have been unsuccessful--until now. For the first time, novel and proprietary seeding techniques to produce beaded (nucleated) and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen conch have been developed by scientists from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). With less than two years of research and...

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2009-11-04 09:15:00

For more than 25 years, all attempts at culturing pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas) have been unsuccessful"”until now. For the first time, novel and proprietary seeding techniques to produce beaded (nucleated) and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen conch have been developed by scientists from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). With less than two years of research and experimentation, Drs. H©ctor Acosta-Salm³n and Megan...

2009-09-14 10:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Oyster Hotel Reviews (www.oyster.com) announced today that it has raised an additional $4 million of funding from Bain Capital Ventures. The announcement follows Oyster's March 2008 raise of $6.4 million and brings the total that Oyster has raised to $10.4 million. Launched in June 2009, Oyster Hotel Reviews maintains hundreds of original reviews, and more than 75,000 undoctored, original photos of the New York hotels, Las Vegas hotels, Miami hotels,...


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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