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  • Scientists find giant, elusive clam known as ‘the unicorn of mollusks’

    The Washington Post - 04/17/2017

    “I’ve been studying shipworms since 1989 and in all that time I had never seen a living specimen of Kuphus polythalamia,” Daniel Distel, a co-author of the new study and the director of Northeastern University’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center, wrote in an email. “It was pretty spectacular to lift that tube out of its container for the first time.”

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