Aug 11, 2011: Oyster Spat in Triton Cove


Triton Cove Aug 11 2011(1)

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 Hood Canal's future oyster population, and it means the oysters will no longer be "milky." For a description of what, exactly, is going on here, please read our earlier posts on oyster reproduction.

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