Hood Canal Bridge

     Bivalves
Callithaca tenerrima  [3]
Clinocardium nuttallii  [2]
Crassostrea gigas  [1]
Keenocardium blandum (subtidal)
Leukoma staminea  [3]
Macoma inquinata  [3]
Macoma nasuta  [4]
Macoma secta  [4]
Mya arenaria  [4]
Mytilus complex  [2]
Nuttallia obscurata  [3]
Pododesmus macrochisma (subtidal)
Saxidomus gigantea  [1]
Tellina modesta (subtidal)
Tresus capax  [3]
Tresus nuttallii  [3]
Venerupis philippinarum  [2]
     

     Gastropods

Lottia persona  [4]
Neverita lewisii  [3]
Nucella lamellosa  [4]
Nucella ostrina  [4]































 Hood Canal 

Jefferson & Kitsap Cos., WA

Site Description:       

This site represents two different locations in Hood Canal.   At the north end of the Canal is the Hood Canal Bridge. The beaches on either side of the bridge are primarily muddy sand and small gravel, and they exhibit a similar array of species.  Further south lies Scenic Beach State Park, near the town of Seabeck, on the east side of the Canal.  It is primarily a gravel and oyster rubble habitat with some plain sand exposed near the water at low tide.   A few small boulders dot the beach.  It is not a very diverse beach habitat but a couple of species can be observed here that we rarely see anywhere else.  
 

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  base of Hood Canal Bridge, east side
                      
 
Scenic Beach State Park          

Species List:

     Following is a list of mollusk species observed at this location by members and associates of the club.  This is by no means a complete list of the species which may occur at this site.  Revisions and additions to the data are made as we acquire new information.   When a site contains more than one very distinctive type of habitat or if multiple sites were included in a single location, then a species list for each is included.
    We indicate frequency of occurrence based on our observations.  This is an indicator of how likely it is that you may be able to find this species yourself and is not a formal population survey.  

     Frequency Code:  (Based on the assumption that you are looking in the appropriate location where the species
                                          likes to live - on rocks, in sand, etc.  Some populations fluctuate seasonally.  Ours are based
                                          on the spring/summer seasons.)
     [4] - Rare - very difficult to find, maybe only a couple found after repeated visits to the site
     [3] - Uncommon - difficult to find, may not see on every trip but dedicated searching may turn up a few
     [2] - Common - easy to find, should locate a number of them on any given day
     [1] - Abundant - very easy to find, large numbers should be seen on every trip

Data is all intertidal unless noted.


     Scenic Beach State Park
  
     Bivalves
Callithaca tenerrima  [4]
Clinocardium nuttallii  [2]
Crassostrea gigas  [1]
Cryptomya californica  [4]
Delectopecten vancouverensis  (subtidal)
Diplodonta impolita  [3]
Leukoma staminea  [1]
Mya arenaria  [3]
Mytilus complex  [1]
Nuttallia obscurata  [1]
Ostrea lurida  [3]
Paphia restorationensis  [4] (historic record from
                                         a beach near State Park)

Pododesmus macrochisma  [3]
Saxidomus gigantea  [1]
Tresus capax  [2]
Tresus nuttallii  [3]
Venerupis philippinarum  [2]
 
     Gastropods
Littorina scutulata  [2]
Lottia pelta  [2]
Lottia persona  [2]
Neverita lewisii  [3]
Nucella lamellosa  [3]

    


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