All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Giant Bittersweet Clam</strong> 
<em>Glycymeris americana</em> / Bivalve
Navarre Beach, FL
July 2008

I found this shell on the edge of the beach in the water. Although all bivalves start out life with 2 shells, most are found on the beach...
Giant Bittersweet Clam
Glycymeris americana / Bivalve
Navarre Beach, FL
July 2008

I found this shell on the edge of the beach in the water. Although all bivalves start out life with 2 shells, most are found on the beach with just one shell because the ligament that holds them together breaks apart after they die.

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