|Title||Stanley Kopp, Cliff Skroudal, and Pat White holding geoduck clams on a Washington beach, 1948 |
|Caption||The Pacific geoduck, pronounced "gooeyduck, " is the world's largest- known burrowing clam. It lives buried two to four feet deep in sandy mud and extends its long siphons upwards for feeding. Many people like to eat geoduck, but the clams are extremely difficult to dig out of their burrows. The best time to dig them is during the extreme low tides of May, June and July. Anyone wanting to harvest geoducks must buy a license and check to make sure that shellfish in the area are safe to eat.|
This August 1948 photo shows (l. to r.) Stanley Kopp, Cliff Skroudal and Pat White holding geoduck clams on a Washington beach. White is a member of the Washington State Department of Fisheries, now the Department of Fish & Wildlife.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: GEODUCKS; Kopp, Stanley; Skroudal, Cliff; White, Pat.|
Caption information source: P-I. Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 11, 1948.
|Subjects||Clams--Washington (State); Beaches--Washington (State); Government employees--Washington (State); Bodies of water--Washington (State) |
|Personal Names||Kopp, Stanley|
|Places||United States--Washington (State) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.3736 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |