Razor Clam Study

Brewster DNR staff members Ryan Burch and Dave Johnson joined members Abigail Archer and Josh Reitsma from Barnstable County’s marine division on Tuesday morning to finish up their field work on the razor clam study in east Brewster. The on-going study examined the impacts of “salting” on the clam’s gills and their burrow holes, time per unit effort for harvesting, salinity concentration measurements, and comparing survivability between harvesting clams using salt and hand digging them. The county will be compiling this data and submitting a report sometime in December.