More than 1,100 people searched for razor clams at Grayland Beach on Wednesday.

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Clammers from across the region dig to catch razor clams at Grayland Beach on the Washington coast. Millions of clams will be harvested this year during razor clamming season. (Erika Schultz and Lauren Frohne / The Seattle Times)

More than 1,100 people searched for razor clams on Wednesday night, said Clayton Parson, scientific technician with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). WDFW approved digs from Feb. 15-22 and has proposed digs throughout March, depending if marine-toxin tests indicate clams are safe to consume.

According to WDFW the best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide. No digging is allowed at any beach before noon. Razor clams may be taken by hand, hand-operated shovel or tube. For more information, visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife website.