Question on sea life

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Re: Question on sea life

Postby Greg Jensen » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:11 pm

Since he mentioned "whiskers" on the inside of the opening, I'm guessing he saw horse clam siphons
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Re: Question on sea life

Postby JJHACK » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:54 pm

Thanks guys, I was hoping my description was enough to understand what I was seeing.

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Re: Question on sea life

Postby H20doctor » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:47 pm

those are clams .. some of them are really nasty and furry , like old worn out skin with growth all over them .. you will see them in the shallows
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Re: Question on sea life

Postby Jan K » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:57 pm

Geoduck ?
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Re: Question on sea life

Postby 60south » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:06 pm

You mean a geoduck snorkel, each tube maybe 2-3 cm in diameter? It's the breathing tube(s) for a honkin' big-ass clam. :burntchef:

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Question on sea life

Postby JJHACK » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 pm

I was wondering if anyone could share the details on the life form that is two parallel connected tubes that are burrowed into the bottom and extend up from there about 1.5-2"

If you touch them they suck right into the sea floor. They are all brown in color but have a yellow or goldish looking fibers/ whiskers/ or what the proper description is I'm unsure. These are around the inner edge of the holes on the top edge.

I saw them at alki Saturday. They so reminded me of the worms in the silly movie tremors years ago.


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