Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Educational series; no. 55.
This booklet gives information and data-based exercises describing ecological and economic connections between introduced rapa whelk Rapana venosa predators and local hard clams Mercenaria mercenaria in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The information is focused to answer the question: "How many hard clams could a rapa whelk eat in one year?
Also published as Virginia sea grant publication ; no. VSG-03-01 Note: This material may not meet current educational standards and is presented as part of the Institute's historical publications.
Veined rapa whelk -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Study and teaching; Northern quahog -- Predators of -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Study and teaching; Predation (Biology); Mercenaria; Rapana
Harding, J. M., Clark, V. P., & Mann, R. L. (2003) Predators in action : rapa whelks vs. hard clams. Educational series; no. 55.. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5PF36