Mya arenaria — an ancient invader of the North Sea coast

  title={Mya arenaria — an ancient invader of the North Sea coast},
  author={Matthias Strasser},
  journal={Helgol{\"a}nder Meeresuntersuchungen},
Mya arenaria currently occupies a wide geographical range in the northern hemisphere, on both coasts of the Atlantic as well as on the Pacific east coast. Some authors claim it also occurs on the Pacific west coast. The species originated in the Pacific during the Miocene and was already present on both Atlantic coasts in the Pliocene. However, it died out on the east coasts of the Pacific and the Atlantic during glaciation of the Pleistocene. With the aid of man it was reintroduced to the… CONTINUE READING
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