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Scale

Payment of different rates of interest on CDs of varying maturities. A bank is said to "post a scale." Commercial paper dealers also post scales.

Scale

The range of prices at which an underwriter offers to place with investors a serial bond, where the individual bonds have different maturities.

scale

The schedule of yields (or prices) at which a serial bond issue is offered to the public by the underwriter. The schedule reflects yields at the various maturities being offered. Also called offering scale. See also inverted scale, preliminary scale.

scale

The relationship between measurements on a plan or map and the dimensions of the physical object represented.One inch might represent 10 feet or 10 miles.Topographic maps contain two scales,one for distance and one for change in elevation.

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Researchers continue to monitor these giant clams to assess their growth and survivorship.
Sunlight is important because giant clams have algae in their mantle that use sunlight to produce food for the clams through photosynthesis, Curiano said.
A genetic and physical analysis, however, shows this new clam is distinct from the others in its family in the river.
For more information on species of clams found in New York waters (including species identification), visit DEC's website at www.
Caption: An underwater meadow of seagrasses off Mauritania trades oxygen for detoxification services from tiny, bacteria-fostering clams.
Bivalves like clams and oysters filter waters some individuals can filter as much as 15 gallons per day.
He said most of the giant clams in the area, around 2,800 of them, are the Tridacna Squamosa or the Fluted Giant Clams.
Several hundred pounds of clams per day per man was considered an ordinary catch using the crowfoot method.
For each treatment, the percentage survival of clams was plotted against the exposure period.
Investigations revealed no direct evidence that the razor clams were being gathered for commercial purposes.
There will be some who insist on using canned clams and bottled clam juice; to each his own.