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2008-12-03 08:25:11

With their sedentary lifestyles and filter-feeding habits, clams have been silent witnesses to the changes that humans have inflicted upon their waters.

2008-10-16 18:00:15

A U.S. ecologist says he's found a commercially valuable species of clam thriving in oxygen-depleted waters of a so-called "dead zone" off the East Coast.

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2008-10-15 10:45:00

Coastal dead zones, an increasing concern to ecologists, the fishing industry and the public, may not be as devoid of life after all.


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2008-04-30 23:02:22

The Hard Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), also known as the quahog, is a bivalve mollusk native to the eastern shores of North America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatan Peninsula. Older sources may give it the systematic name Venus mercenaria. It is one of many unrelated bivalves referred to as clams. Hard clams are quite common throughout New England, north into Canada, and all down the Eastern seaboard of the United States to Florida, but are particularly abundant between Cape Cod and...

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