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see clamclam,
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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The industry harvests both eastern oyster (Crassoslrea virginica) and hard clam (quahog; Mercenaria mercenaria) from shellfish grounds in the states of Connecticut and New York, and traditions are closely linked to notable clam and oyster harvests from the Sound (Fig.
Ocean quahog is a large bivalve that can live up to 100 years which buries itself in the mud, with just a tube sticking out the top of the mud for feeding and breathing.
| From top: Honeycomb |worm, sea squirt, Lion's Mane Jellyfish, Floating Terror Menai oysters and Ocean Quahog (main)
This series, the controversial episode Life Of Brian kills off the Griffins' pet pooch, Cleveland returns to Quahog, Peter finds a strange bump on his neck, Lois takes a job at a grocery store and son Chris learns he is the heir to a vast fortune.
Soil substrate Venus clam (Tapes dorsatus) 10.0 [+ or -] 1.0 Quahog clam (Periglypta lacerata) 5.0 [+ or -] 0.6 Blood cockle (Anadara antiquata) 3.0 [+ or -] 0.6 Cockle (Trachycardium alternatum) -- Windowpane shell (Placuna ephippium) -- Dog winged conch (Strombus turturella) -- Telescope shell (Telescopium telescopium) -- Mangrove clam (Polymesoda bengalensis) -- Lamp shell (Lingula unguis) -- Venus clam (Katelysia japonica) -- C.
Wampum belts are made with quahog clam shells which are the purple or black, and whelk shells which are white.
In the game, players will be able to adventure throughout the Griffin's hometown of Quahog, recruiting -- and sometimes confronting -- show characters along the way.
Created from the quahog clam, wampum came to be an invaluable currency that conveyed history, status and economic messages among Cherokee people.
The Hiawatha Belt, which records the formation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, is a purple and white belt made from deer sinew and beads cut from the shells of quahog clams.
Wellesley, MA: Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group.
She had a lovely time at the shore, where she bought earrings made of quahog, sea glass, and hammered silver.