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common name for certain bivalve mollusks, especially for marine species that live buried in mud or sand and have valves (the two pieces of the shell) of equal size.
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For the state's most common species, hard clam, the daily limit is 100 clams a day, per person.
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.
As part of these efforts, the sensitivities of knobbed and channeled whelks to odorant solutions prepared from horseshoe crab eggs, horseshoe crab hemolymph, and hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) tissue were examined.
Suffolk County's hard clam industry: an overview and an analysis of management objectives.
The origin of hemocytes, the circulating "blood cells" of bivalve molluscs, including hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) has not been identified (1, 2).
Natural density of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria varies within this lagoonal system.
Predation on the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria populations.
Maximizing hard clam sets at specified locations in Great South Bay by means of a larval dispersion model.
Farmed hard clam output in the USA has increased dramatically over the past decade, he said, from six million in 1984 to 130 million last year -- but there are still problems with the industry.
The industry has relied on a single species, the northern hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus, 1758).
Farm-raised clams are of a single type--the hard clam.
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists are using stable isotope techniques on the shell of a hard clam to record human impact on coastal waters, in the form of wastewater inputs.