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marine bivalve mollusks of several genera (ostrea, crassostrea, pinctada, meleagrina) with a rough irregular shell closed by a single adductor muscle. It includes oysters as food.

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What sea creature is this?

I'm a diver and see them fairly often. You sometimes see them with oysters also. I've done a little pearl diving in a effort to find some beautiful pearls like those. Haven't had much luck as of yet. Nice find on the chiton.

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by clarissology
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What sea creature is this?
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Re: What is the fleshy bulge on this baby crab's claw?

Joshua---what you are seeing are young oysters(called spat) Richard

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by capecodder36
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is the fleshy bulge on this baby crab's claw?
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Re: Mangrove Swamps

... most animals stay in the burrows of the shore or attached to trunk surface of mangrove plants so that they will have a stable substratum. Eg. rock oysters, hermit crabs Adaptions of plants - Against anaerobic conditions (water-logged soil), they have aerial roots (pneumatophores) that grow out ...

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by janet121
Fri May 04, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Mangrove Swamps
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Views: 13226

Diversity vs Density

... currents so you start by using monospecific examples but what happens when you make them heterspecific? IE; There is a 10m x 10m beach with 100 oysters on it, all varying in size between 6cm and 20cm shell length. A second 10 x 10m beach has 20 oysters, 30 mussels, 15 snails, 25 worms all of ...

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by Bryozoa
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Diversity vs Density
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Views: 1535

The effects of Ocean Dumping to Water Pollution

... get suffocated due to lack of oxygen. Some aquatic organism in polluted water store concentrated hazardous chemical substances in their bodies. Oysters, clams and other mollusks are often used as man’s food. These aquatic animals are also found to contain radioactive water materials within their ...

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by bhaby
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
Replies: 68
Views: 110905
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