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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 44 (1974)No. 3. (September), Pages 689-692

Feeding Sea Birds as a Factor in Lamellibranch Valve Sorting Patterns

R. W. G. Carter


Excesses of right or left lamellibranch shell valves have been generally ascribed to unique hydraulic responses to wave processes. Observations on feeding oyster-catchers suggests that these sea birds may be responsible for apparent valve excesses in some lamelli-branch species.

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