Scientists satisfy our taste for blue mussels and Arctic surfclams — Science Nation

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01/19/2017 12:01 PM EST

a shellfish

These tiny creatures are Arctic surfclams. The”re getting packed up for a trip to the shore. With some help, they’re about to take up residence in an intertidal mudflat on the Maine coast, or ‘Downeast’ as they say around here, referring to ships sailing centuries ago from Boston east to Maine …

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