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Clam shells on Caranzalem seashore

29 July 2011

CARANZALEM: For a change, the beach was not tarred black, but a tawny brown shade.

Instead of oily streaks of tar balls, almost half-a-km-long stretch of the beach was carpeted by empty shells of bivalves, raising speculation over whether it was a case of mass mortality.

“The life span of clams is short, and they may have been washed ashore after the completion of their life span and natural mortality,” NIO scientist Baban Ingole said. Most of the shells appear to be estuarine species of edible clams.

“The scene of the litter may have to be examined closely,” Ingole added….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Clam-shells-on-Caranzalem-seashore/articleshow/9401356.cms


Written by csirindia

July 29, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Posted in NIO

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