Quahog pearl found in Peconic Bay little neck clam

Quahog pearl found in Little Neck Clam

Quahog pearl found in Little Neck Clam

Quahog pearl found in Little Neck Clam
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Quahog pearl found in Peconic Bay

Quahog pearl found in Peconic Bay little neck clam.


If you were chowing down on steamed little neck clams and bit into something hard, you might think a pebble found its way into the shell.

But after Southold resident Siejka dunked a clam into butter Thursday afternoon and started to chew, he discovered a pearl.

“I felt something very strange that did not belong with the clam,” said Mr. Siejka, who harvested the clam last week from Peconic Bay around New Suffolk. “I couldn’t believe it was a pearl. I think it’s kind of rare to find one in a little neck clam.”

When asked what he planned to do with the pearl, Mr. Siejka said he’s going to hang on to it.

“It’s now my lucky charm,” he said.

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by: exc

The Quahog pearl that is found in the peconic little neck clam is very beautiful and interesting. I love collecting pearls and this site has helped me to understand more about the technical details of different pearls. Thank you.

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