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Bivalves found on Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Copyright 2007 Jo O'Keefe All Rights Reserved

Pinctada imbricata. Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/15/08
   
Pinctada imbricata, Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 07/09/07
   
Blue Mussel, Edisto Island, SC, 04/28/07
   
Angel Wing
Giant Atlantic Cockle
   
Saw-toothed Pen Shell
Stiff Pen Shell, 10 1/2 inches long
   
Giant Atlantic Cockle, small, siphon on left and exiting shell on right
   
Channeled Duck Clam
Angel Wings
Disk Dosinia
Ponderous Ark Shells
Incongruous Ark Shell
Giant Atlantic Cockle
Shipworm clam shell lining of the tube the clam made burrowing into the wood.
Prickly Cockle Shells
Common Egg Cockle Shells
Cross-barred Venus Shells
Imperial Venus Clams
Southern Quahogs, Mercenaria campechiensis -- juvenile
Scallop Shell amidst clams and coquina shells
Arca imbricata Bruguière, 1789 Mossy Ark
Coquina Shells
Quahog Clams
Sunray Venus
Atlantic Surf Clams
Common Jingle Shells -- The whole ones were found on Cherry Grove Beach, SC, about six miles from my home.
Stiff Pen Shell
Saw-toothed Pen Shell
Crosshatched Lucines
Tellins
Atlantic Wing Oysters, on Sea Whip in bottom photo
Atlantic Jackknife Clams
Razor Clam
Hooked Mussels
Ribbed Mussels
Lioberus castanea (Say, 1822) Chestnut Mussel, found six miles away on Cherry Grove Beach, SC
Mussells, Brachidontes exustus, found on Edisto Island, SC, 01/19/07
   
Oysters