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Lindsey Dougherty Discovers Source Of Disco Clams' Mirrored Lips
2014-06-25 03:32:27

[ Watch The Video: Disco Clams Light Up The Ocean Floor ] By Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley Four years after falling in love with the disco clam – a cute little mollusk known for its underwater light show – Lindsey Dougherty has discovered the secret of its mirrored lips. A dive instructor and University of California, Berkeley, graduate student, Dougherty first encountered the two-inch clam in 2010 while diving with her mother and sister in Wakatobi,...

2014-06-24 23:01:33

CLAMS Virtual Currency and getCLAMS.com are excited to announce that Justin Boscolo has agreed to change his legal first name to “Iheart” and his legal last name to “getCLAMS.com” for the next 3 years in exchange for $50,000.00, as part of an ongoing CLAMS promotion. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 CLAMS Virtual Currency and getCLAMS.com are excited to announce that Justin Boscolo has agreed to change his legal first name to “Iheart” and his legal last name to “getCLAMS.com” for the...

2014-05-14 12:28:14

NEWPORT, R.I., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soup's almost on "Chowdah" lovers! The 33(rd) Annual Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off, the original, largest and longest-running chowder championship in the country scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014, will welcome dozens of restaurants from across the country as they take aim at the national titles of "Best Clam", "Best Seafood", and "Best Creative" chowder and celebrate the traditional kick-off to the summer season in the beautiful,...

Sunken Logs Create New Habitats For Seafloor Animals
2014-04-10 14:25:36

MBARI When it comes to food, most of the deep sea is a desert. Many seafloor animals feed on marine snow—the organic remnants of algae and animals that live in the sunlit surface waters, far above. However, marine snow only falls as a light dusting and doesn’t have much nutritional value. Thus, any other sources of food that reach the deep sea provide a temporary feast. Even bits of dead wood, waterlogged enough to sink, can support thriving communities of specialized animals. A new...

Energy-Efficient Robot Inspired By Atlantic Razor Clam Dynamics
2014-03-25 13:36:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have built a robotic clam that is able to replicate how an Atlantic razor clam can burrow itself into the sea soil using very little energy. The Atlantic razor clam is able to dig itself through sea soil at about 0.4 inches per second and can dig up to one-fourth of a mile using the amount of energy equivalent to a AA battery. "The clam's trick is to move its shells in such a way as to liquefy the soil around its body,...

Ancient Clam Gardens Provide Food Security
2014-03-21 11:45:42

[ Watch the Video: Ancient Clam Garden ] Simon Fraser University A three-year study of ancient clam gardens in the Pacific Northwest has led researchers, including three from Simon Fraser University, to make a discovery that could benefit coastal communities’ food production. PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed science journal, has just published their study. Amy Groesbeck, an SFU alumna, SFU professors Anne Salomon, an ecologist, and Dana Lepofsky, an archaeologist, and Kirsten...

2014-02-18 08:32:03

Food pairing suggestions for the season and year round GLOUCESTER, Mass., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those seeking to discover a new and fresh taste of seafood this Lenten season, look no further than to Matlaw's Stuffed Clams. Served as an appetizer, meal, or with a suggested food pairing, they make a satisfying and flavorful choice. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/PH66516LOGO) From March 5(th) to April 19(th) many people will be observing Lent, abstaining...

2014-01-31 23:01:09

Duke's Chowder House is to give away award-winning chowder to guests who spend $120 or more during Valentine's week to thank them for their business. Visit a Duke’s Chowder House location between February 7 and February 17 to be eligible for this unique promotion. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 To thank guests personally and as a sign of his heartfelt gratitude, Duke Moscrip of Duke's Chowder House plans to give more than a combined total of 300 gallons of his...

2014-01-31 23:00:59

Duke's Chowder House offers one of the only peaceful places to watch the Seattle Seahawks play in the Super Bowl while eating wild sustainable seafood and award-winning clam chowder. Five of the locations are open (all except the Alki location) and featuring happy hour pricing all through the game with drink specials for every touchdown scored. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 “I would love to watch the Seattle Seahawks on my own TV at home but I want someone else to...


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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...

Noble Pen Shell, Pinna Nobilis
2013-04-25 16:25:11

The Noble Pen Shell, Pinna Nobilis, is a species of large saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pinnidae. This bivalve shell can be as large as almost 3 feet in length, and the shape is somewhat variable. Like all pen shells, it is quite fragile. It attaches itself to rocks using a strong byssus made up of many silk like hairs. These are fibers that are secreted by the animal. Brilliant mother of pearl lines the inside of the shell. This species is native to...

Turkey Wing Ark Clam, Arca zebra
2013-04-16 21:32:14

Arca zebra, known also as the turkey wing ark clam, is a bivalve mollusk within the family Arcidae, the ark clams. This species can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to the West Indies and Bermuda. It attaches itself to rocks or other hard substrates in shallow water with byssus threads. The shell of this species is boldly striped in brown and white which gives it the look of the wing off of a wild turkey. The whole shell has also been said...

Spondylus Varius
2013-04-16 19:08:59

Spondylus varius, a species of large saltwater clam, is a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Spondylidae, the thorny oysters. Spondylus varius reaches a maximum of about 15 to 20 centimeters. It lives at depths of up to 30 meters and, like most bivalves, is a filter feeder, utilizing plankton as a food source. This species can be seen in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, China, Australia, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan. Image Caption: Live specimen of Spondylus varius, in...

Fragile File Clam, Limaria fragilis
2013-04-16 19:05:32

The Fragile File Clam, Limaria fragilis, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Limidae. It’s found in shallow waters in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and is able to swim. This clam has a pair of hinged, thin, asymmetric white valves and a red mantle with a fringe of long and tapering pink and grey banded tentacles at its edge. Also around the margin of the mantle is a row of tiny eyespots that can detect light and shade, and might alert the animal of an approaching...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'