Predators in Action: Rapa whelks vs. Hard clams

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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?"

Topic(s): Bay Invasives
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
  • Aligned with the following standards: Virginia
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