GEODUCK  () (Panopea abrupta), pronounced "gooey-duck," is the largest CLAM species living on the BC coast. Individuals may grow to a weight of 5 kg and live up to 150 years. A geoduck is so large that the animal cannot retract its entire body into its shell. A large shell may be 20 cm long and the clam's neck, or siphon, will usually still extend up to 25 cm beyond it. Geoducks are now scarce in the intertidal zone and live mainly at...

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