Mollusca

gastropods, bivalves, octopus, squid

Field Trip 3 - Barnstable Sea Farms

Our third class field trip was on Oct. 25th to Barnstable Sea Farms (http://www.barnstableseafarms.net/). We visited a 2-acre site in the tidal flats of Barnstable Harbor near Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. We thank Les Hemmila and Tim Maki for this opportunity to learn first-hand about a local, commerically-important species.

Log in and click open below Jeanette's report:

Optional Field Trip 4 - Provincetown

As expected, the Provincetown tidal flat did not fail - we found a plethora of sipunculans (Phascolopsis gouldi), holothurians (Leptosynapta tenuis),  polychaetes of many families (especially the bamboo worm, Clymella torquata), 6 types of bivalves (mainly the quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria) and only 1 gastropod (Littorina sp.). We did not find many nemerteans, or any moon snails, and no live crabs - just washed up lady crabs, Ovalipes ocellatus, and Atlantic rock crabs, Cancer irroratus.

Optional Field Trip 3 - Sandwich Town Beach

Our snorkeling trip to Sandwich Town Beach was planned for when the low tide coincided with full moon. We were relatively lucky with the visibility, but we likely went in a bit too early to see an army of crabs on the peat flats in shallow water.

Li Ling provided a report and photos in a ppt attached below.

Field Trip 1 - Woodneck Beach

Our first field trip (during class period) was to Woodneck Beach, just a couple of miles from Quissett Campus, on Buzzards Bay. The backside of Woodneck Beach is also called Little Sippewissett Marsh.

Our report is provided by Harriett: Click for PDF

Please find below a PDF with directions and an article reporting on a previous class field trip:

Field Trip 3 - Barnstable Sea Farms

Event date: 
Tue, 2011-10-25 14:30 - 18:00

Barnstable Sea Farms (http://www.barnstableseafarms.net/) operates oyster farms in Barnstable and Osterville. We will be visiting a 2-acre site in the tidal flats of Barnstable Harbor near Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. We thank Les Hemmila and Tim Maki in advance for this opportunity to learn first-hand about a local, commerically-important species.

Link to field trip 3 report

Scallop (Argopecten irradians) under the scope

Scallop (Argopecten irradians) under the scope

Examined in the lab in 2005

Class 4 at ESL

Event date: 
Thu, 2011-09-22 14:30 - 16:00

Lecture 4 - Mollusca - Bivalvia

Class 3 at ESL

Event date: 
Tue, 2011-09-20 14:30 - 16:00

Lecture 3 - Mollusca - Gastropoda

Field Trip 1 - Woodneck Beach

Event date: 
Thu, 2011-09-15 14:30 - 17:00

Our report is provided by Harriett: Click for PDF

Directions and previous field trip write-up: Field Trip 1 - Woodneck Beach report

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