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soft clam

soft clam

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(Animals) another name for the soft-shell clam
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I began with perfectly cooked linguine with plump, soft clams, sweet, squidgy cherry tomatoes and a garlicky sauce that had just the right degree of spiciness.
mysid shrimp (Neomysis americana), hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), soft clams (Mya arenaria), Atlantic ribbed mussels (Geukensia demissa), blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), and horseshoe crabs (Limulus-polyphemus).
This sediment has covered many hectares of hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) and soft clam (Mya arenaria) beds, and impacted the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) population, thereby decimating a once highly productive shellfishing region.
In addition, increased sedimentation on the bay bottom may have eliminated as mu ch as 500 ha of hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) beds, damaged a valuable soft clam (Mya arenaria) resource, and adversely affected blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) in Little Bay and northern waters surrounding the Sedge Islands (P.
Increased deposition of sediment in Little Bay and backwaters of the Sedge Islands area from tidal currents flowing northward also has damaged many hectares of viable hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) and soft clam (Myerenaria) beds, and impacted the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) population as well.
Can the abundances of hard clams, soft clams, and bay scallops be increased by culturing beds?
Moreover, the means could have been found to improve the environments of hard clams, soft clams, and bay scallops, thus enhancing their abundances as well.
Some historical information on soft clams is available in Belding (1930), Ingersoll (1887), Turner (1949), Turner et al.
Section I describes the distributions and yields of oysters, hard clams, soft clams, and bay scallops.
Production of soft clams rose to 1 million bushels in 1969 from 670,000 bushels in 1960; afterwards, annual landings fell to between 600,000 and 700,000 bushels from 1972 to 1979 (Fig.
The rises in prices of littleneck hard clams, soft clams, and bay scallops show that their demand was rising in the market.