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South Coast Researcher Part Of Team Which Discovers Previously Unknown Species Of Clam Living Off Region’s Coastline

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:15am


A South Coast researcher has completed a more than two decade long quest, leading to the discovery of what he calls a small, alien like animal living in the ocean.

Paul Valentich-Scott is part of a team of three researchers which has identified an unusual species of clam that lives right off our coastline.

The clams are so small, you could put a full grown one on top of a quarter, with room to spare.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story:  Clam Discovery

Link to ZooKeys article about new clam species:  http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/4256/abstract/where


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