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    • geoduck
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    • Panopea generosa

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What

Geoduck Panopea generosa

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 18, 2006

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

geoduck Panopea generosa

Observer

bitsyblatt

Date

the past

Place

quilcene (Google, OSM)

Description

Baby geoducks being raised in a hatchery

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

geoduck Panopea generosa

Observer

tessaf

Date

May 13, 2012 05:33 PM PDT

Description

For more information on the habitat, vegetation, and weather of this beach, please see the journal entry for May 13, 2012 here on iNaturalist. This observation was a surprising and exciting find for me. I have never seen a live geoduck before, and these geoduck siphons are the closest I've ever come. There were about six of them in a small group poking above the surface in the soft sand. They were visibly sucking in water, which is because the geoducks are trying to eat the plankton in the water. When poked, these little siphons would bury themselves in the sand and come back up after a few seconds. Geoducks are the largest bivalves in the Puget Sound, the largest burrowing clam in the world, and one of the longest living animals on earth (they can live up to 146 years).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

geoduck Panopea generosa

Observer

andymj

Date

April 22, 2012

Description

There many geoducks out and about in the sunny weather with their necks above the ground, and they would periodically squirt water in the air.

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Description from Wikipedia

The geoduck (/ˈɡuːiːdʌk/ "gooey duck"), scientific name Panopea generosa, is a species of very large, edible, saltwater clam in the family Hiatellidae. The common name may be derived from a Native American word meaning "dig deep".

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