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Argopecten Irradians
2013-04-16 19:20:32

Argopecten irradians, previously classified as Aequipecten irradians, also known as Atlantic bay scallop or bay scallop, is an edible species of saltwater clam, a scallop, and a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This species has five subspecies: A. I. amplicostatus, A. I. concentric us, A. I. arradians, A. I. sablensis, and A. I. taylorae. Image Caption: A live...

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...

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").