Slipper Shells on Fairfield Beach
I remembered though that we had seen something similar at Greenwich Point Park a couple of winters ago -- millions of Atlantic slipper shells (Crepidula fornicata) mixed in with mussels, oysters and quahogs. Rick D'Amico, who is a marine biologist (he works for the New York State DEC) told me that it was probably a normal die-off associated with cold water.
I'd be happy to hear if anyone has an explanation for what's been happening in Fairfield.
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