The turtle bonanza included shells from one spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca) and three Middle Eastern terrapins (Mauremys caspica), plus bones from 17 Euphrates soft-shelled
turtles (Rafetus euphraticus).
Today's harvest is a shadow of what we regularly dug from 1990 to 1995, the period of the last great sets of soft-shelled
clams in Barnstable.
barnyard egg of this soft-shelled
obsession against a tree.
We report an outbreak of human trichinosis in Taiwan in which eating raw soft-shelled
turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) was the suspected mode of infection.
So long live Yangtze soft-shelled
turtles, Tasmanian devils, cheetahs and koalas too.
The fate of the Yangtze giant soft-shelled
turtle, which can weigh up to 220 pounds, depends on whether two elderly turtles in Chinese zoos are able to reproduce.
CANCER June 21-July 22 Feeling soft-shelled
To tell if a lobster is hard or soft-shelled
, gently press the area behind the claws.
boots worn by snowboarders allow a more free range of motion of the ankles than the hard-shelled boots worn by alpine skiers.
The change of use, reminiscent of soft-shelled
crabs moving into abandoned mollusc shells, is familiar.
The country store still operated near the bridge, frogs croaked along the rocky shore, and Lum, the baitman, still sold minnows and soft-shelled
crayfish from his shed across the road.