what is it?

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Scott G
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what is it?

Post by Scott G » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:59 pm

I see these in a couple places, both exposed coast areas... only one valve, always deeply embedded in rocks...

I feel like this should be easy, but for some reason is not.

any ideas?

thanks,
Scott
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nwscubamom
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Re: what is it?

Post by nwscubamom » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:11 pm

I've seen 'em too - always out near the coast (like Neah Bay area) - just one tube sticking out. Just WEIRD.

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Greg Jensen
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Re: what is it?

Post by Greg Jensen » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:06 pm

I'm guessing it's a siphon of a kellyclam (Kellia suborbicularis). Instead of both siphons sticking out the same end, they have one at each end.

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