Makah (Mukkaw) Bay
Clallam Co., WA
Site Description: Makah
(Mukkaw) Bay is at the far northwest corner of the Olympic
faces west and opens into the Pacific Ocean. The
beach is sand and gravel with some large rock outcroppings.
Makah Bay is on the Makah Indian Reservation and collecting is not allowed.
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.
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.
(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.)
 - Rare - very difficult to find, maybe only a couple found after repeated visits to the site
 - Uncommon - difficult to find, may not see on every trip but dedicated searching may turn up a few
 - Common - easy to find, should locate a number of them on any given day
 - Abundant - very easy to find, large numbers should be seen on every trip
Data is all intertidal unless noted.
to the nature of the data, this list will not be rated for frequency of
occurrence. It is also an incomplete list for common species.
This page last revised: 3-19-2019