The ocean quahog is also sometimes known as the Icelandic cyprine. They live buried in sand, with just a small siphon tube extending up to the surface of the seabed.
Action, not talk, is needed to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution on beaches.
Fife beaches hit by an oil spill are to remain closed as clean up work continues.
A total of 21 beaches across Tayside and Fife have been selected as winners in the Keep Scotland Beautiful awards.
Carnoustie and District Independent Councillor Brian Boyd is urging people to ‘take three for the sea’ in a bid to help reduce litter and plastic pollution in the sea and on beaches.
Tayside vet issues warning to ‘all dog owners’ after ‘rancid’ fat forces pets to have stomachs emptied
Dogs have been forced to have their stomachs emptied after eating a "rancid" substance which washed up on local beaches.
Dog owners are being warned of the deadly dangers washing up on storm-lashed beaches.
Only paper, pee and poo should find its way down the loo.
Nearly a fifth of Scotland’s coastline is at serious risk of erosion, threatening some of the country’s most prized natural heritage within three decades.
Scotland’s new bathing water season is officially under way – with continuing bad news for Monifieth beach visitors.