According to a press release from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) the highly anticipated upcoming razor clam dig from Nov. 12-16 that was tentatively planned at Twin Harbors and Long Beach, has been canceled due to elevated marine toxin levels.
Our hard working friends at WDFW still hope to move forward with three days of digging from Nov. 17-19 at four Washington ocean beaches, pending the results of further testing for domoic acid.
For those that do not know; Domoic Acid is a natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, and can be harmful, or even fatal, if consumed in sufficient quantities.
Neither Long Beach nor Twin Harbors have met state public health standards for toxins. Those beaches may be approved if testing results for domoic acid come back below the State Department of Health levels.