The clam, which was named “Aber-clam Lincoln,” measured up to 6 inches and 2.6 pounds.
PANACEA, Fla. — A Florida man basically held two centuries in his hand after finding a large clam while walking on Alligator Point in Franklin County.
On Feb. 11, a man named Blaine Parker and his family were walking in the community when they stumbled upon an Ocean Quahog, also called a hard clam.
According to Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, these types of mollusks range from Newfoundland to North Carolina and are found within 2.8- 4.3 inches long in length.
But the clam, which was named “Aber-clam Lincoln,” measured up to 6 inches and 2.6 pounds.
And get this, the Ocean Quahog can live to be older than 200 years old – reproducing by the age of 6 and commercially eaten at 20. The age is calculated by the number of layers on the shell, with each layer representing a …