• August 2010

    Tumbling Tumble Farm

    August 27, 2010

     A couple of weeks ago we put the beginning touches on our very first tumble farm.               The tumble farm is an energy-friendly oyster pruning device. We spend our days working around the tide, and here we’ve put the tide to work for us. Each of the bags pictured […]


    Fun with Cockle Shells

    August 19, 2010


    HH Bridge at Sunset

    August 18, 2010

    By Annie


    Spawn Circle

    August 17, 2010

    We caught this oyster spawn event just at the right moment… 15 minutes later and the spawn was gone, dispersed by the currents.


    Mt. Hopper Fire

    August 16, 2010

    There’s a 325 acre wildfire burning in the Olympics just above the Hamma Hamma drainage, and it’s making things really smokey down here on the salt water. Here’s a night time photo from Cliff Mass’ weather blog showing the plume of smoke coming off the Olympic Peninsula (and another one on the southern end of […]


    Barnacles with a sense of humor took it upon themselves to decorate someone’s lost pair of pliers to look like a sea monster: And while on a beach walk today we discovered a particularly disgusting, previously unknown (to us), and brilliantly red worm: Fortunately, biologist Dan Cheney with the Pacific Shellfish Institute just so happened […]


    For the past several years oyster farmers in France have seen their oyster beds decimated by a new, more virulent strain of oyster herpes. The virus stays dormant until water temperatures get above 61 degrees Fahrenheit and then attacks oysters just as they are weakened by the effort of reproducing, killing as much as 80% […]

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    National Oyster Day

    August 4, 2010

    Whose idea was it to designate August 5th National Oyster Day? Is there an Australian prankster embedded in the Bureau of Obscure Food Holidays who’s sabotaging our ability to truly celebrate our nation’s most valuable bivalve? If you haven’t already heard: August is an iffy month to consume raw oysters. They might make you sick, […]

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