• August 2011


    August 25, 2011

    Going to work with your dad is fun… provided you can swim all morning.

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    Flupsy and Dupsy

    August 19, 2011

    We’re hitting new milestones in our oyster husbandry abilities. This spring, we set up a Floating Upwelling System, which people in the industry call a Flupsy, as well as a downwelling system, which no one but us calls Dupsy. The Flupsy and Dupsy are pumping systems that continually move salt water through silos filled with […]

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    Oyster Spat in Triton Cove

    August 11, 2011

    Diana, Office Manager Extraordinaire, took this shot from her porch in Triton Cove, which is just a few miles north of our farm on Hwy 101. A few minutes after this picture was taken the spat had dissipated and was no longer visible. We love it when the oysters spawn, because it bodes well for […]

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    Periwinkled hermit crabs

    August 8, 2011

    The other day we ran across a cast of hermit crabs living in periwinkle shells. (According to this page, “cast” is the correct term for a gathering of crabs. Now we know.) This appeared to be a pretty big cast, located relatively high on the beach, in sloughs, underneath oyster shells. It seemed pretty exclusive, […]


    Abstract Tideflats

    August 3, 2011

    Thanks to Paul for sharing these amazing aero pictures of the flats.