Quahog Dissection

Rhode Island Sea Grant

This Rhode Island Sea Grant informational page presents a descriptive guide to Quahog (a type of hard-shell clam) dissections. The page accompanies students performing a Quahog dissection, using colorful images and highlighted vocabulary terms to illustrate special features. In addition to general anatomy, the reference includes informational sections about feeding & digestion and respiration & circulation. Linked terms direct users to related Sea Grant web pages.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, bivalve