Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 00:10:50 -0400
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From: Craig Fisher <transamfish@SYMPATICO.CA>
Subject: Re: Scallops in the Bahamas
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HALLELUJAH ---- MR. Jim
I viewed the invite for people to partake in an islands adventure ---as a
gift from the Almighty
Oh -- that I were a younger & wealthier person -----
I live my 'escapades' in the leaves of 'National Geographic', 'Hawaiian
Shell News' and The Internet Sites' -----
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Miller" <jim_miller@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 7:34 PM
Subject: Scallops in the Bahamas
> Dear all,
> I sure hate to detract from the "Nisters Crisis," nor take time away from
> all the bickering (I get enough of that at work, thank you), but as I am
> going to the Bahamas (Bimini and vicinity) in July and would like to find
> some Pectens, is there anything anyone could tell me about the habits and
> habitat of such excellent species as P. ziczac, ravenelli and even
> (possibly) N. nodosus in the Bahamas. The last time I posted a message
> regarding P. (or more accurately) Euvola ziczac, we got off on a tangent
> regarding fossil records and whether ravenelli is even an acceptable
> species. Humor me and let us assume that it is: What can anyone tell me
> about these scallops.
"They are immensely beautiful!!!" & the colours are quite unbelievable!!!
The first two are listed in most of the literature as
> being common (at least locally), yet I have only heard of one specimen
> being found recently (a ziczac). Also, what are the chances of my
> encountering a Cymatium parthenopeum in the Bahamas. I know they are found
> somewhat regularly in the Florida panahandle area (particularly around
> Panama City, though I have never -- yet -- been lucky enough to find one),
> but the range is essentially world wide. Let's discuss this for a while
> rather than whether someone is quitting the list.
I know it will surely be
> more helpful to me in July!
> Thanks in advance (wish I was at COA),
> Jim Miller
> Tallahassee, Florida