Digging Deep for Razor Clams
Suzan Bellincampi
Though edible, stout razor clams are not often seen at fish markets or on menus.
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Spider Crabs and Goose Barnacles
Suzan Bellincampi

Nature is full of curiosities and interesting objects. Two natural mysteries had my attention last week.

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Life and Times of the Ancient Lamprey
Suzan Bellincampi

The lamprey, a jawless fish that resembles an eel, has been called the most hideous fish in the world.

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For the Love of Crabs (and Crab Cakes)
Suzan Bellincampi

In our house, food is love, but spending an afternoon cracking claws and picking the meat from a mess of crabs shows both affection and dedication.

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Not in Lights? His Name Now in Latin
Peter Brannen

The ever-expanding pantheon of documented life on earth has welcomed a new creature to its ranks: the Dinochelus Ausubeli, or Ausubel’s mighty claw. The bizarre lobster is rather unexceptional save for one feature: a comically oversized right claw. Although you have to squint to see the resemblance, Ausubel himself — Jesse Ausubel of Vineyard Haven, to be exact — is flattered to be represented by the intimidating creature.

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