June 11th could be the second test below 20. If May 28th is 19 or less, break out the gear!DA concentration in Clatsop razor clams is trending down. Looks like if the trend continues at this rate we may be able to squeeze in a short season before the July 15 closure.
April 16: 62 ppm
April 30 47 ppm
May 14 32 ppm
Next sampling is week of May 24. Clamming can be re-opened if there are two consecutive samplings below the closure limit of 20 ppm of the same species at the same location.
Lotsa crab molts washed high up the beach...Been slacking. eyeFISH probably has the full meal deal.
Fingers crossed for another clean test tomorrow and an opener for the super-tide series that starts next Monday.
Unfortunately, federal protection of nesting snowy plovers on Long Beach, Twin Harbors and for the first time Copalis will prevent us from digging after May 15. So disappointing….