|Pamlico Sound Clam|
I was intrigued by a news article I ran across a few days ago. Apparently scientists have discovered an ocean quahog, Arctica islandica, that was 507 years old (it was only after they opened it, and therefore killed it, that they realized how old it was!).
Take a look at the photo of the 507 year old clam in this article, http://sciencenordic.com/new-record-world%E2%80%99s-oldest-animal-507-years-old, and compare it to one of our Pamlico Sound clams, above. I am certainly no expert, but that Pamlico Sound clam has a lot of rings also, and I think it's only a few years old.
I guess I just don't understand.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.