geoduck geoduck

Definition(s):

  • (n) a large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North America; weighs up to six pounds; has siphons that can extend to several feet and cannot be withdrawn into the shell

Usage(s):

  1. The geoduck is not actually a duck; it's a mollusk native to the Pacific Northwest that, at anywhere from one to three pounds, stands as the world's largest burrowing clam.
  2. Guterson's particular gift is for description: he takes you into one fully researched scene after another -- gill-netters at work, an autopsy, digging for geoduck clams.

News

  1. Toxin prompts closure of Quartermaster Harbor beaches to shellfish harvesting

    The Washington State Department of Health has closed Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest — including  clams, oysters, mussels, oysters, geoduck and scallops — after diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP) was detected at unsafe levels in area shellfish on V
    on July 26, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Red water in Puget Sound could give green light for geoduck harvesting

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. -- The water’s red in the Puget Sound near DuPont, and that could be a good thing for geoduck harvesters. The state Department of Health is injecting red dye into the treated water at the wastewater plant at Joint Base Lewis McChord to see if geoduck harvesting restrictions can be lifted around the base. If the water flows well out of the area shellfish restrictions could be ...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

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