Puget Sound Conch?

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Puget Sound Conch?

Post by derekcs » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:43 pm

Last night at Redondo, I found what looked like a conch shell that you'd see in the Caribbean. Pictures are attached.

I tried matching it to a species on this page for PNW gastropods, but didn't see anything obvious given the size and shape.

Anyone know what species this is? Did somebody dump a vacation souvenir overboard?
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Re: Puget Sound Conch?

Post by Scubie Doo » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:15 am

What’s interesting Derek is the little hole. That is how the conch is removed. A hole is made at the foot to release the conch meat. It looks pretty small compared to the ones I’ve seen in the tropics though.


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Re: Puget Sound Conch?

Post by nwscubamom » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:52 pm

I vote for vacation souvenir! Crazy sighting.
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Re: Puget Sound Conch?

Post by H20doctor » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:59 pm

Yeah I'd say somebody discarded the shell and threw it into the water
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Re: Puget Sound Conch?

Post by dwashbur » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:56 am

I'm trying to guess what made the hole.
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Re: Puget Sound Conch?

Post by Scubie Doo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:06 am

dwashbur wrote:I'm trying to guess what made the hole.
Usually it is a human to release the conch meat to eat.


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Re: Puget Sound Conch?

Post by 60south » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 pm

dwashbur wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:56 am
I'm trying to guess what made the hole.
Hammer and a screwdriver. Then a thin knife is inserted into the hole to cut loose the conch meat.

Then sauteed in a coconut breading... heaven!

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