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May 8, 2009: Moonrise over Hood Canal

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May 1, 2009: New York Times re-discovers Hood Canal

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...and specifically, the joys of harvesting your own oysters and clams at Potlatch State Park. We probably couldn't say it better: Moss-covered alders lean together over the roadway; the Olympic Mountains are mirrored in the glassy, cold water. The icy mountain runoff ushered by rivers into the brackish waters of the canal makes a prime breeding environment for oysters; in tide pools, mud flats and gravel banks, the oysters’ irregularly fluted gray-white shells take shape around the rocks and nurse shells they’ve decided to grow on. Read the article here. And FYI: Razor clams do not grow in Hood Canal....

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Mar 17, 2009: Misguided Container Ship

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Either the Port of Hoodsport has really amped up its shipping business, or this guy took a wrong turn coming down the Straits. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Mar 13, 2009: Hama Hama Hammers

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Last night the Hama Hama Hammers, two-time defending champions in the Olympia Parks and Recreation volleyball league, took a serious digger, losing against Airborne in the semi-finals to finish 3rd. Fortunately for all involved, it's just a silly adult volleyball league... right?

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Mar 10, 2009: non-sea creature

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This bobcat was spotted in the Hood Canal uplands earlier this week. Bobcats have nothing to do with oysters, but they are pretty cool, and they do occasionally visit the salt water.

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