This Looks Like a Clamfest

This amazing display of nature took place on Mustang Island, Texas, where thousands of Donax clams came alive. Donax clams are small, edible saltwater clams and they are delicious. Donax species have numerous different common names in different parts of the world. In the southeastern US they are known as “coquina”, a word that is also used for the hard limestone concretions of their shells and those of other marine organisms. They are also found are extensively on the east coast beaches of Trinidad (Mayaro) and widely available in Venezuela. They are called “Chip Chip” in Trinidad and Tobago and “Chipi Chipi” in Venezuela.