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Vocabulary Words

  • Bivalve – marine mollusk that has 2 hinged shells.
  • Quahog – hard clam.
  • Plankton – microscopic plants or animals.
  • Zooplankton -microscopic animals that passively float in a body of water.
  • Phytoplankton – microscopic plants that passively float in a body of water.
  • Filter – to remove impurities.
  • Niche – how a species fits into an ecosystem.

Fun Facts

  • Quahogs can live up to 100 years.
  • You can tell how old a Quahog is by counting the ridges on outside of shell which measures a growth season.
  • Another name for Quahog is hard shell clam.
  • Quahogs have a foot to move around.
  • Quahogs are filter feeders, meaning they help clean the water.

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