This is blog is about the brackish clam,Rangia cuneata (Fig.1); what their role may be in the Chester River ecosystem and whether they might be a good indicator of contaminant exposure and bio-accumulation (accumulation of chemicals in the tissues of the organism) in the Chester.
|Fig. 1. Rangia collected from the Chester River about 2 miles south of Chestertown|
Surface sediment grabs sites (black triangles) from the Chester River, summer 2012. The red dots overlay stations where we found Rangia clams
|Samuel Hartman, a summer Hodson Fellow, looks to find the optimal site for our next sediment grab|