Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Geoducks are mollusks. Big ones, the largest. The Indian tribes in Puget Sound make big money on them. Boats go out and divers dive and bring up many lbs. The boat we watched the other day went out for a half day, came in with 1600 lbs. They are shipped without refrigeration or water and they stay alive for the 18 hour flight from Seattle to China and are sold @$50.00/lb.Amazing.

On our trip we saw lots of barges with bags of PVC pipes about a foot in length. These provide protective nurseries for the new seedling to grow.
see wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoduck