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 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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May 07, 2020
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Another pearl found
by: Catherine Amicizia

Hi Stanley another pearl found on Lonfg Island in a clam. Black Pearl.

Sep 02, 2019
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Found Another One!
by: Stanley

Hi Kari..!
Been a few years..I still have my "Peconic Bay Quahog Pearl" circa 2012 lol.
Hey while eating my baked clams which I made a few months ago I came across this small pearl..although much smaller than my first..found it the same way..lol
I had these 4 baked clams left over that I had taken to our friends weekly bbq on the bay here in Southold...
Funny that I brought the leftovers home and that I discovered it..lol.
Thought I would share this story with you.
People still talk about my first pearl..
Take Care..
SWS

Aug 05, 2015
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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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