South of the Lighthouse

     Bivalves
Clinocardium nuttallii  [2]
Crassostrea gigas  [2]
Entodesma navicula  [3]
Leukoma staminea  [2]
Macoma nasuta  [2]
Macoma secta  [2]
Mya arenaria  [3]
Mytilus complex  [1]
Nuttallia obscurata  [3]
Panopea generosa  [3]
Pododesmus macrochisma  [2]
Saxidomus gigantea  [2]
Solen sicarius  [4]
Tellina modesta  [4]
Tresus capax  [2]
Tresus nuttallii  [2]

     Gastropods
Alia carinata  [3]
Amphissa columbiana  [3]
Lacuna variegata  [2]
Lacuna vincta  [1]
Littorina scutulata  [2]
Lottia digitalis  [2]
Lottia fenestrata  [3]
Lottia instabilis  [3]
Lottia pelta  [1]
Lottia scutum  [2]
Margarites pupillus  [3]
Neverita lewisii  [3]
Nucella analoga  [2]
Nucella lamellosa  [2]
Nucella ostrina  [2]
Trichotropis  cancellata  [4]








     Nudibranchs
Dirona albolineata  [4]
 







     Chitons

Katharina tunicata  [2]
Mopalia muscosa  [2]
Tonicella lineata  [2]









     









Marrowstone Island - Fort Flagler State Park 

Jefferson Co., WA

Site Description:       

The north end of Marrowstone Island, where Fort Flagler State Park is located, has several distinct beach habitats.  At the northeast corner of the island is Marrowstone Point and the Marrowstone Lighthouse.  The beach running south of the Lighthouse faces east into Admiralty Inlet.  At low tide it is a long stretch of sandy beach with eelgrass beds and only a few small rocky areas.   The beach running west of the Lighthouse faces north and is a rocky beach with only a few small pockets of sand.  It faces the junction of Admiralty Inlet and Port Townsend Bay and is subjected to greater wave action.  The rocks here range from large cobbles to large boulders.  Most of the rocks are covered in seaweed or kelp.  While some of the mollusk species here are found in both habitats, there are distinct differences between the two sides of the Point.  
At the northwest corner of the island is a sand and gravel spit facing Port Townsend Bay to the north and Kilisut Harbor to the south.  As the beach heads south into the harbor it becomes more of a silty sand habitat.  The mollusk diversity at the spit is similar to that south of the lighthouse.


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                                                  South of the Lighthouse


                                                  West of the Lighthouse


                                            Spit at northwest corner of island

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.


 West of the Lighthouse
 

     Bivalves
Chlamys hastata  [4] (juveniles)
Clinocardium nuttallii  [4]
Crassostrea gigas  [2]
Entodesma navicula  [3]
Leukoma staminea  [2]
Mytilus californianus  [2]
Mytilus complex  [1]
Nutricola lordi  [4]
Pododesmus macrochisma  [2]
Saxidomus gigantea  [2]
Tellina modesta  [4]
Tellina nuculoides  [4]
Tresus capax  [3]
Tresus nuttallii  [3]

     

     Gastropods

Alia carinata  [2]
Alvania compacta  [4]
Amphissa columbiana  [3]
Calliostoma ligatum  [2]
Ceratostoma foliatum  [4]
Crepidula adunca  [4]
Crepidula sp.  [4]
Iselica obtusa  [4]
Lacuna variegata  [2]
Lacuna vincta  [2]
Littorina scutulata  [1]
Lottia digitalis  [2]
Lottia fenestrata  [3]
Lottia pelta  [1]
Lottia scutum  [2]
Margarites pupillus  [2]
Neverita lewisii  [4]
Nucella analoga  [2]
Nucella lamellosa  [2]
Nucella ostrina  [2]
Ocinebrina lurida  [4]
Odostomia sp.  [4]
Tricolia sp.  [2]

     Nudibranchs
Dendronotus venustus  [4]
Diaulula odonoghuei  [4]
Dirona albolineata  [4]
Doris montereyensis  [4]
Hermissenda crassicornis  [4]
Onchidoris bilamellata  [4]
Rostanga pulchra  [4]


     Chitons
Cryptochiton stelleri  [3]
Cyanoplax dentiens  [4]
Katharina tunicata  [2]
Lepidozona mertensii  [3]
Mopalia hindsii  [4]
Mopalia kennerleyi  [4]
Mopalia lignosa  [4]
Mopalia muscosa  [2]
Mopalia swanii  [4]
Mopalia vespertina  [4]
Tonicella lineata  [2]

     
     

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This page last revised: 4-25-2017








Northwest corner, Spit

     Bivalves
Clinocardium  nuttallii  [3]
Crassostrea gigas  [4]
Leukoma staminea  [3]
Macoma nasuta  [2]
Macoma secta  [2]
Nuttallia obscurata  [1]
Pododesmus macrochisma  [4]
Saxidomus gigantea  [2]
Tresus capax  [2]








     Gastropods
Littorina scutulata  [2]
Lottia pelta  [3]
Lottia persona  [3]
Nucella lamellosa  [2]




















     Nudibranchs
Hermissenda crassicornis  [4]