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Musky octopus: the small octopus

Musky octopus, Eledone moschata, is a kind of mollusk much like the octopus, who lives mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, where it is considered a delicacy, but particularly in the… 245 more words


Sometimes I Wish I Was a Clam

What I strive for, on a day-to-day basis, is composure.  I need to believe that I can get through a day without falling apart. I want to be able to go outside and garden and not worry that the neighbour may come over to talk to me.  374 more words

Impact Of Losing A Spouse To Cancer

How Fake Mollusk Poop Can Save The Environment

Did a clam just excrete some brown particles in your hand? The good news is that it might not be poop. The bad news is that it might be…

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The Shark Eye Sea Snail (Neverita duplicata), 23 May 2014

Neverita duplicata, the Shark eye sea snail
New Smyrna Beach in Volusia county, Florida; 23 May 2014

A voracious consumer of bivalve mollusks, the Shark eye sea snail lives at and just below the high tide line along coastal, sandy beaches. 40 more words


A Sea Slug Story

If you watch science news, or if you happen to have spent a lot of time researching slugs in the last few days like me, you might have noticed a few stories with a titles something like, “Toxic Sea Slugs Invade Argentinian Coastline.” A few days ago I wrote about terrestrial, predatory slugs and how they fit into our understanding of gastropod evolution. 1.474 more words


Testacella, the Shelled, Carnivorous Slugs

Although we like to imagine that slugs are, by and large, peaceful herbivores, the truth is they are highly diverse and occupy a wide range of niches. 1.092 more words

Natural History

Blue Mussel

Mytilus edulis, the Blue Mussel, is a bivalve mollusk popularly prepared as seafood. They anchor themselves to submerged surfaces by secreting an adhesive protein that hardens into tough byssal threads. 15 more words