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Articulate Brachiopod


This was my first time finding a brachiopod, so I mistook it for a bivalve. Brachiopod are actually not even mollusks, much to my surprise. Instead of a left and right shell like mollusks, they have an upper and lower shell. The pedicle, or stalk attaches at the hinge opening you can see in the photos.


Sandy beach - Holiday Beach

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.68, Long: -152.47

Spotted on Jul 9, 2019
Submitted on Aug 22, 2019

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