Common cockle (bivalve) shell SEM

Common cockle shell, scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The cockle (Cerastoderma edule) is one of the most common species of molluscs found in tidal flats and estuaries and is heavily fished for the food market. It is also a major source of food for many crustaceans, seabirds and fish. Magnification x60 (x15 at 10cm wide)

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