E-Fauna Photo Gallery
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2249)
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Halibut Point, Sitka Sound, Alaska
In floating timbers, docks, boats etc.
October 26, 2007
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The shipworm is an all too common pest. In the age of mainly wooden ships these unusual bivalves were often the end of a boat's life. The greatly reduced bivalved shell are used to bore long tunnels into wood. The 'pallets' protect the opening to the burrow where the clam's siphons protrude.