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Here are the latest marine toxing test results for the coastal razor clam digs, and where you can dig for clams:

Mocrocks Beach – which extends from the Copalis River to the south boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation – is open Friday through Sunday (Feb. 19-21) during evening low tides only.

Copalis Beach is open Friday and Saturday (Feb. 19-20) during evening low tides only, and covers an area from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, including Ocean Shores, Oyhut and Ocean City.

Long Beach is open daily through March 10 during evening low tides.

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The Twin Harbors beach will not open due to levels of domoic acid that remain above the action level.

Low tides: Friday, Feb. 19: 0.0 feet at 4:33 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20: -0.1 at 5:17 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 21: -0.2 at 5:56 p.m.

MARINE TOXIN UPDATE:

Listed below are the most recent marine toxin levels, as announced by the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) on February 16, 2016.

This is the second of two rounds of Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks razor clam samples required by WDOH before any recreational razor clam opener. As you can see, the Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks samples are all below the action level for domoic acid, Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP). As a result, WDOH has allowed WDFW to proceed with this Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks razor clam harvest opener. Testing will continue on all beaches.

Recall, before a beach can be opened for the harvest of razor clams, WDOH protocol requires that all razor clam samples collected from that beach must test under the action level (20 ppm for domoic acid; 80 µg/100g for PSP; and 16 µg/100g for DSP) on both of the two required sample collections.

These samples were collected on Feb. 10 or Feb. 11.

Note: because levels have dropped sufficiently at Long Beach and Copalis, WDOH has requested we sample only one area on each beach until our harmful algae monitoring indicates a need for more sampling.

Long Beach Reserve (north:

•         domoic acid =  13 ppm

•         PSP = none detected

•         DSP = results pending

Twin Harbors Area XH (north):

•         domoic acid =  21 ppm

•         PSP = none detected

•         DSP = results pending

Twin Harbors Area CL (middle):

•         domoic acid =  32 ppm

•         PSP = none detected

•         DSP = results pending

Twin Harbors Area G (south):

•         domoic acid =  34 ppm

•         PSP = none detected

•         DSP = results pending

Copalis Area XL (middle)

•         domoic acid =  5 ppm

•         PSP = none detected

•         DSP = results pending

 

Mocrocks Area MP (north)

•         domoic acid =  17 ppm

•         PSP = < 38 µg/100g

•         DSP = results pending

 

Mocrocks Area CP (middle)

•         domoic acid =  8 ppm

•         PSP = none detected

•         DSP = results pending

Mocrocks Area BC (south)

•         domoic acid =  11 ppm

•         PSP = none detected

•         DSP = results pending