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This is the best I could cook up for you in a short time.


Cockle (bivalve)
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Veneroida

Superfamily: Cardioidea

Family: Cardiidae


Genera
Acanthocardia
Americardia
Cardium
Cerastoderma
Clinocardium
Corculum
Ctenocardia
Dinocardium
Discors
Fragum
Fulvia
Laevicardium
Lophocardiium
Lyrocardium
Lunulicardia
Microcardium
Nemocardium
Papyridea
Parvicardium
Plagiocardium
Ringicardium
Trachycardium
Trigoniocardia
Serripes

Cockle is the common name for bivalve mollusks of the family Cardiidae. The shells are a common fixture on many beaches throughout the world. The distinct rounded shells are symmetrical, heart-shaped and feature strongly pronounced ribs.

The mantle has three apertures (inhalant, exhalant, and pedal) for siphoning water and for the foot to protrude. Cockles typically burrow using the foot and feed by siphoning water in and out, sifting plankton from it. They are also capable of 'jumping' by bending and straightening the foot. Unlike most bivalves, cockles are hermaphroditic and reproduce quickly.

Cockles picked from Morecambe BayContents [hide]
1 In cuisine and culture
2 Alternate Meanings
3 External links
4 References



[edit] In cuisine and culture
Cockles are a popular type of shellfish in both Eastern and Western cooking.

Cockles are sold fresh as a snack food in the United Kingdom, and are eaten with vinegar. They are also available pickled in jars and, more recently, they are often sold in convenient sealed packets (with vinegar) containing a plastic two-pronged fork.

Consumption of raw cockles has been linked to hepatitis. [1]They are an effective bait for a wide variety of sea fishes.


[edit] Alternate Meanings
The English phrase 'cockles of my heart' refers to the ventricles of the heart (Latin: cochleae cordis).


[edit] External links
Cockles

[edit] References
^ O'Mahony; Gooch, Smyth, et al. (1983). Epidemic hepatitis A from cockles. NIH. Retrieved on 2006-03-25.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockle_%28bivalve%29"
Categories: Bivalves | Edible molluscs

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We don't live in GB and don't hear about that lousy British ------------ unwilling to help snakeheads out after this tragedy.

PS Thanx to WIKIPEDIA

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Post time 2006-12-11 19:33:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by broken_heart at 11-12-2006 11:25 AM
We don't live in GB and don't hear about that lousy British ------------ unwilling to help snakeheads out after this tragedy.

PS Thanx to WIKIPEDIA


Oh so you don't care about Chinese people being killed?

The 23 Chinese people died because of the Chinese gangmasters - it had nothing to do with the British. However your lack of respect is noted.

You really have no idea ....
Take me down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

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Reply #17 tmphgt's post

They that are left behind my condolences but I also understand that their "loved ones left the Mainland with the aid of SNAKEHEADS".

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Reply #18 Here is the way I get the news

If you are asking the BBC maybe this is all you are going to get



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2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster
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The Morecambe Bay cockling disaster occurred on the evening of the 5 February 2004 in Lancashire, England with at least 21 cockle pickers drowned by incoming tides in Morecambe Bay.

A work gang of Chinese workers were collecting cockles on Warton Bank, near Hest Bank, when a number were cut off by the incoming tide in the bay at around 9:30 in the evening. Although the emergency services were alerted by a mobile phone call made by one of the workers, only one of the workers was rescued from the waters. A total of 21 bodies, of men and women between the ages of 18 and 45, were recovered from the bay after the incident. A further two cocklers are believed to have been with those drowned, but their bodies were never found. Fourteen other members of the group are reported to have made it safely to the shore, making it 15 survivors in total. The workers were all illegal immigrants, mainly from the Fujian province of China, and have been described as being untrained and inexperienced.

The disaster led to the Gangmaster Licensing Act 2004 being adopted as a bill by the government and passed.

From 2005 to 2006, four men and one women were tried at Preston Crown Court, accused of manslaughter or helping the cocklers break immigration law. On March 24, 2006, Lin Liang Ren was convicted of 21 counts of manslaughter. Lin was described in court as being "callous" and motivated by money. Lin claimed that ultimate responsibility lay with the clients, with frequent price cutting by middlemen to blame for the harsh regime. On 28 March 2006, he was sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment, with a recommendation that he be deported to China at the end of his sentence.

His girlfriend Zhao Xiao Qing and cousin Lin Mu Yong were found guilty of the immigration offences. The first two were also found guilty of three charges of perverting the course of justice, by trying to persuade survivors to name some of the dead as the gangmasters. David Anthony Eden Snr and David Anthony Eden Jnr, from Prenton in Merseyside, who bought cockles from the work gang, were cleared of helping the workers break immigration law. Sentencing took place on March 28, 2006. Lin Liang Ren was sentenced to 14 years in prison, Zhao Xiao Qing was sentenced to two years and nine months, and Lin Mu Yong was sentenced to four years and nine months.


[edit] External links
BBC report, February 2004
BBC report on inquest
BBC report on the distress call
BBC report on trial, January 2006
BBC report, Lin Liang Ren found guilty
BBC report, Cockler gangmaster gets 14 years
Cockler survivor hates gangmaster
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Reply #19 Think it over

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Originally posted by broken_heart at 2006-12-11 19:21
This is the best I could cook up for you in a short time.


Cockle (bivalve)
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but I thought it was about ghosts and was to scared

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