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A hinged shell does not a clam make (QUIZ)

Bivalves are so named for their two hard shell valves made of carbonate, linked by a soft ligament acting as a hinge. They use a strong adductor muscle to close their shell, and the relaxation of the muscle allows the springy ligament to reopen (you might be familiar with adductor muscles as the edible tasty part of a scallop). 838 more words

Biology

Saving California’s White Abalone

Abalone have long played an important role in the cultural and ecological history of California. They were a favorite food and decoration for coastal Native American civilizations for thousands of years. 1,071 more words

Management

Barrel jellyfish video

This 15 August 2017 video shows a barrel jellyfish.

Diver Mirjam van der Sanden made this video in the Grevelingen estuary lake in the Netherlands.

Environment

Earth Engineer

Web maker

An engineering genius.

Its web making family more than 40,000 species of engineer designers.

Astonishing silk makers,

five times stronger than the same diameter of steel… 43 more words

Creation And Nature

Prehistoric spider journey from Africa to Australia?

This video from Australia says about itself:

2 August 2017

This spider floated 6,000 miles across the Indian Ocean millions of years ago.

By Sarah Zielinski…

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Biology

Pond update

It’s time to buy more frozen corn, as I now have two ducks to feed, and I have to keep them apart. It’s tsouris to help foster ducks!   142 more words

Invertebrates