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.
Samples were processed and all live clams
were measured as described previously.
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.