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Clam: Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus)


Colour photograph of red clay with white shells in it
Clam: Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus). Quaternary. Point Lepreau, New Brunswick. Collector: M. Fairweather, 1995. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 13935). Clam lengths 3 cm. Shells of Hiatella arctica are among the most common fossils in late-glacial ocean sediments. Sometimes they are found in large numbers. These fossils found near Point Lepreau have a radiocarbon age of 13,500 years old.