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Scientists Kill World’s Oldest Creature While Verifying Its Age
2013-11-15 10:16:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The good news is that scientists confirmed that a clam known as “Ming” was not only the world’s oldest creature, but was actually 102 years older than they previously believed. The bad news is that they killed it during the initial age verification back in 2006. According to Jon David Kahn of Breitbart.com, Ming was discovered in the seabeds of Iceland by climate change researchers from Bangor University in 2006. In order to...

2013-11-11 21:31:03

Engineering has always taken cues from biology. Natural organisms and systems have done well at evolving to perform tasks and achieve objectives within the limits set by nature and physics. That is one of the reasons Anette Hosoi, professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studies snails. Snails can move in any direction—horizontally, vertically, and upside down—on various surfaces, be it sand, shells, tree barks or slick walls and smooth glass....

Scientists Have Finally Found 'Waldo'
2013-07-16 09:36:46

Pensoft Publishers After nearly 25 years of searching, three scientists have finally found Waldo. No, not the loveable bespectacled character in children's picture books, but rather an unusual clam discovered off the coast of California and British Columbia. Paul Valentich-Scott from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Diarmaid O Foighil from the University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology first began discussing this unusual clam back in 1989. Valentich-Scott discovered his...

For Antarctic Clams Age Matters
2013-04-19 09:03:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the University of Kiel, and the Alfred Wegener Institute, age matters for Antarctic clams when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change. The study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, provides new insights into the likely impact that predicted environmental change could have on the future of ocean biodiversity. The Antarctic clam (laturnula...

Clam Shells Record Climate Events Over Past Thousand Years
2012-10-02 15:05:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern climatologists have access to a wide array of technological tools, but an international team looking to study climate events from the past thousand years has decided to utilize something a little more old school. Researchers led by Alan Wanamaker from Iowa State University have been collecting clam shells from the waters of the North Atlantic because the mollusks act as tiny recorders, storing information about their environment...

2011-09-16 11:07:52

Deep genomic analysis of Molluscsa shows there is more than 1 way to make a brain Seemingly simple animals such as the snail and squid have ransacked the genetic toolkit over the last half billion years to find different ways to build complex brains, nervous systems and shells, according to an international team of researchers, including a neuroscientist with the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Using genomics and computational approaches, the scientists...

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...

2011-06-27 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1972, Umberto Ianniello opened his first restaurant, Umberto's Clam House on Mulberry Street in New York City and operated it for over 35 years. The tradition continues... Umbertos Clam House opens its doors on 132 Mulberry Street between Grand and Hester... in the heart of Little Italy. Umbertos new menu features their legendary Hot, Medium and Mild sauce which is simmered to perfection for hours just as it was in 1972. Umbertos also offers many...

2010-05-24 14:40:24

Shells from oysters, clams, and periwinkles hold clues about the ways and rates at which harmful compounds from the spill are being incorporated into the Gulf's marine food web New reports are surfacing every day about the immediate impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf Coast wildlife, especially as the oil reaches the sensitive marshlands along the coast. But how will these communities be affected over time? Scientists currently know very little about how long it takes for the...

2010-03-15 14:38:00

OCEAN SHORES, Wash., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival and Chowder Cook-off will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010, from 10 AM to 6 PM. A variety of events and activities, including the Chowder Cook-off, with celebrity guest host Kathy Casey, will take place in the Ocean Shores Convention Center and surrounding venues. Admission is $2 for Adults, with Children under 12 admitted free. There is also a clam dig scheduled for this year, pending final...


Latest Clam Reference Libraries

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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