hard clam

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Levels of variability at 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the hard clam Meretrix petechialis.
Odorant solutions extracted from hard clam tissue also elicited a significant increase in pallial nerve activity of knobbed whelk at the [10.sup.3]:1 dilution ratio, but not at higher dilutions (Fig.
Natural density of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria varies within this lagoonal system.
Predation on the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria populations.
According to the most recent assessments by University of Florida researchers, sales of cultured hard clams in 2012 topped $39 million and the overall economic impact of clam farming is listed as roughly $53 million-nearly double that of Florida's better-known oyster industry.
Using the technique, Carmichael demonstrated that it is possible to identify and trace wastewater inputs to estuaries and coastal food webs by studying the organic matrix in the shell of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria.
Suffolk County's hard clam industry: an overview and an analysis of management objectives.
This sediment has covered many hectares of hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) and soft clam (Mya arenaria) beds, and impacted the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) population, thereby decimating a once highly productive shellfishing region.
Key words: Blue crab; Callinectes sapidus; field experiment; flow speed; foraging; hard clam; hydrodynamic; Mercenaria mercenaria; odor plume; olfaction; Reynolds number.
Evidence that QPX (Quahog Parasite Unknown) is not present in hatchery-produced hard clam seed.
Farm-raised clams are of a single type--the hard clam. Their various labels refer only to size.
The dissolved free amino acid compositions and concentrations in estuarine water were analyzed before and after a single passage through the gill and mantle cavity of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria (Table 2).
Transverse scans across sections of scallop and hard clam shells showed that metal concentrations were much higher on both the interior and exterior surfaces of the shell than they were within the main shell.