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Huge Flame Shell Reef Discovered
2012-12-28 08:42:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have found a huge colony of elusive and brightly colored shellfish species in coastal waters in the west of Scotland. Researchers found the bed containing at least 100 million flame shells during a survey of Local Alsh, which is a sea inlet between Skye and Scottish mainland. According to the Scottish environment secretary, the colony could be the largest grouping of flame shells anywhere in the world. Marine...

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2011-12-30 13:43:58

A brainless and faceless fish was one of 15 species discovered this year in a series of Scottish marine excavations. The amphioxus was found in Tankerness in Orkney.  It has a nerve cord down its back and is said to be regarded as a representative of the first animals to evolve a backbone. Scientists also discovered giant mussels with shells measuring 18-inches around the Small Isles.  These are said to be the largest sea shells in Scotland. Over 100 specimens of the Fan...


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The Flame Shell, Limaria hians
2013-04-16 18:59:32

The Flame Shell, Limaria hians, is a species of small saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Limidae. The flame shell looks a lot like a scallop with a bright orange fringe of filaments emerging from between the valve of its shell. The bivalves fashion a felt-lined nest by making sticky threads which bind stones and pieces of shell debris. This shell is distributed primarily in the west coast of Scotland from the sub littoral, down to 100 meters, although...

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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