• October 2011

    Monster!

    October 31, 2011

    Here’s a pumpkin sized oyster for you. Happy Halloween!

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    Geoduck Day and Night

    October 28, 2011

    We’ve had geoduck babies in our downweller for about a month, and last night we took advantage of a really low tide (-3) to plant them out on the flats. The geoduck were growing in trays of sand, so the first step was washing them out of the sediment. As we know from experience, geoduck […]

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    Barge Observations

    October 25, 2011

    Today was a fantastic day for a barge ride. When it’s calm, you can really notice how clear the water is. The lack of algae makes Hood Canal¬† a relatively lean place to grow shellfish… but that’s o.k. because growing slow helps with oyster deliciousness, giving them a clean yet complex flavor. The beach crew […]

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    Today’s Discoveries

    October 21, 2011

    Tangy, crisp and delicious Chehalis apples, homemade clam chowder, and a beached ratfish, discovered by the night crew, now bopping around in the seed tanks waiting for the tide to come in.

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    So Adam and Oyster Fan took a trip last week to St Paul to attend the first ever Meritage Oyster Fest. We left a little early and stayed a little late, because it turned out that we had lots of fun things to do in Saint Paul. Before turning our attention to oysters, we met […]

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    Note the headlamp? Tides are low at night this week, so the crew’s working the graveyard shift.  

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    ’tis the season for oyster revelry, and our fall schedule is getting pretty booked. This weekend we’ll be in St Paul for the first ever Meritage Oyster Fest. The event promises to be completely awesome… Desta and Russell Klein have invited all the oyster farmers they met on their 2011 oyster hunt, and they’ve planned […]

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