Saturday, 4 January 2020

RAZOR'S EDGE

HIGH WINDS or some strange sea conditions had spread razor clam shells over Pendine beach like confetti at an Essex wedding. I collected just a few for onward despatch to an ace a team of shell collectors in Kelvedon in Essex.

A made a drawing


A LITTLE RESEARCH YIELD RICH INSIGHT
Razor clams are strange creatures - technically bivalves like regular clams and mussels, their fine white flesh resembles squid more than some of its closer relatives. They live burrowed in the sand on sheltered beaches, and at low tide you may be able to spot the 'keyhole' openings to their burrows.

AND IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR HARVESTING OR BUYING RAZOR CLAMS

Razor Clams usually move or retract when you touch them. ... To keep the razor clams alive, make sure they are all alive when you buy them that they are packed properly in some paper that they are not sealed in a plastic bag as they can suffocate.

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