butter clam

butter clam

n.
Either of two large, delicately flavored clams (Saxidomus giganteus or S. nuttalli) found on the Pacific coast of North America.
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Indeed, the family of toxins responsible for PSP was named saxitoxins because they were extracted from the butter clam (Saxidomus giganteus Deshayes) from Peril Strait, just northeast of Sitka in southeast Alaska.
Most shellfish species that are consumed in Alaska test positive for PST more than 80% of the time, with more than 90% of the scallop and butter clam samples tested having detectable toxin levels (Table 1).
His sensitive eyes seize the slow movements of the bare foot of "a butter clam at a fish store," which endures all the sufferings of being alive.
Red tides would often shut down clamming operations, such as in Kachemak Bay in the 1950s when a lucrative butter clam cannery was closed.
These terraces artificially raised the level of selected beaches and created prime habitat for the butter clam saxidomus gigantea, a major food source for coastal people for at least 2,000 years.
Other clams found in Oregon bays are the cockle, gaper, littleneck and butter clam.
ABSTRACT We developed a polyclonal antibody from egg proteins of the butter clam, Saxidomus purpuratus, to quantify eggs using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
On the evening of June 25, while aboard a fishing boat, the decedent had consumed 25-30 steamed butter clams and 2 teaspoons of butter clam broth.
Of the 21 patients, 15 (71%) had consumed cockles; four (19%) had consumed blue mussels; one (5%) had consumed butter clams and cockles; and one (5%) had consumed clams that were otherwise unspecified.
Hitting the beach at minus tide, we easily filled a bucket with butter clams in an hour's digging.
SALEM - Dropping a crab pot off a pier or filling a bucket of butter clams may be "the last free thing" Oregonians can do - but not for long under a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate.
We can go crabbing, and we recently discovered digging delectable butter clams.