Keep Clam and Carry On
June 19, 2012 12:11 AM Subscribe
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"A single pair of these gleaming mollusks sold at a Puget Sound dock could pay for an upscale Seattle dinner for two. A half-dozen sold in a Hong Kong grocery could fetch nearly enough cash to make a four-figure mortgage payment. Three milk crates of these shellfish purchased at a Shanghai restaurant could pay for a year of undergraduate tuition at the University of Washington." The Seattle Times investigates undocumented clams
, and Business Week explores the impact
on Native Americans.
is the largest burrowing clam found in the solar system so far
, and spawning and harvesting it are dirty jobs
. But the results can be worth it, especially if prepared sashimi-style
. There's also a documentary
for those who let it all hang out (trailer
), and you might catch a rare unburrowed glimpse
on a college campus.