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Sunray Venus Clam

17 Jul Posted by in Blog, Special Trip | Comments Off on Sunray Venus Clam
Sunray Venus Clam
 

 

For the shellers out there…

It’s amazing what you’ll find out on Masonboro Island. The remote location means that fewer people get the opportunity to pick through the treasures that the ocean washes upon the shore, and therefore you’re more likely to find something exotic, fascinating, and rare. Some examples of the goodies that have been found are shark’s teeth, mermaid’s purses, and more recently, a Sunray Venus clam shell.

The Sunray Venus clam is native to the tropical waters surrounding Florida and the gulf states. It is a marine bivalve mollusk, which means it has two halves and is a filter feeder, of the genus Venus, which is named after the Roman goddess of love. A popular dish among chefs, these clams have recently undergone aquaculture research by the University of Florida to begin farming them on a commercial scale.

Come on out to Masonboro and see what you can find! Call Capt. Joe at (910) 200- 4002 today to make your reservation!