PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 3rd November 2012 is ‘Seasonal’

PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 3rd November 2012 is ‘Seasonal’


One of the seasonal activities in my area is cockling.

1st November is the beginning of the ‘cockle’ season in South Australia. Cockles are a bivalve mollusks of the family Cardiidae, having rounded or heart-shaped shells with radiating ribs – similar to clams or pippins. Cockling is a seasonal activity because none are allowed to be harvested during their breeding season.


Sunrise with a cockle boat and cocklers going out to the ocean beach.

Going cockling
The cockle (similar to pipi’s) season has opened and these two were going out to the ocean beach to do some cockling. The cockles are used mainly for bait but you can buy them to eat, usually from the local fishermen.

Truck being moved by barge and boat on Mundoo Channel, Hindmarsh Island.
The truck is used during the ‘cockle’ season on the Coorong beach and at the end of the season is bought back for maintenance. The cockle season ends on 31st May.

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10 thoughts on “PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 3rd November 2012 is ‘Seasonal’

  1. Lindas fotos! Eu vivo numa terra de pescadores e aqui também há espécies que têm captura sazonal.
    Obrigada pela visita, beijo

  2. WOW, that sunrise photo is spectacular!!! I’ve only heard of cockles from a song fragment in my head that goes something like: “singing cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh” (no clue where it comes from though.) Never knew what cockles were, but makes sense now that they would be paired with mussels!

  3. It’s interesting to get your views on cockling — and to find out that cockles are mainly used just as bait in your area. I personally love eating cockles — boiled and then dipped into chili sauce! 🙂

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