• geoduck

    How to Clean a Geoduck

    September 15, 2009

    Should you find yourself with a fresh geoduck on your hands, here’s what to do. 1. Cut the geoduck out of its shell. Be sure that you get all the tender meat off of the inside of the shell. 2. Remove shell and the guts. Notice the large round thing in the photo below? That’s […]

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    Tree Rings of the Ocean

    August 18, 2009

    Geoduck shell photo shoot.

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    A flock of geoduck

    July 16, 2009

    A couple of weeks ago we harvested a boatload of geoduck. They took over the retail live tank and proceeded to squirt salt water all over the store, completely trashing the place. Dorothy, Ona, and Beth came by when the geoduck were in town, and were quite impressed by the giant bivalves. The three ladies […]

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    Geoduck Dig

    June 25, 2009

    We’ve had a string of really low tides this week, and so we sent the three graybeards out to dig geoduck and play in the mud. The old fashioned way to dig geoduck is to use a shovel and a bucket. But the bucket method takes a long time and has a pretty low success […]

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    Geoduck Season

    May 26, 2009

    People always come into the retail store asking for geoduck, and we always disappoint. But not this weekend: today Dave and Jim spent a few hours out on the nether reaches of the tideflats, digging geoduck. We have 25 or so the ducks available to sell. The price is $10 a pound, and the clams […]

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    Silly Duck

    August 22, 2008

    When geoduck get big enough, they hatch and fly away.

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    Appearance: 1. “Like the leathery snout of an aardvark” 2. an “eye-catching,” “monster . . . thing, of incredible longevity, with a certain . . . charisma.” 3. a “homely” “behemoth of the beach” Texture of neck when live: 4. “much like the skin of your elbow when your arm is straightened” Taste: 5. Like […]

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    Gooeyduck

    April 16, 2008

    The geoduck clam is the biggest clam in the world. Pictured here is a teensy two year old, but they can live to be 150 years old, or older. They frequently weigh more than 5 pounds. And yes, they’re ridiculous. Geoduck live deep in the sand, and while they can retract their neck to avoid […]

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