According to the Wall Street Journal, business is booming for purveyors of the World’s largest bivalve.
Geoducks (pronounced Gooeyducks) are being sold for record prices and the Squamish and other native Americans, harvesting them from Puget Sound in the Northwest are selling them to the Chinese in time for their new years celebration. They sell for up to $1 per ounce and a big one can weigh 30 pounds so that’s close to 500 dollars each, a lot of clams for one clam.
They are considered an aphrodisiac by the Chinese, I can’t think why, maybe it’s because of the way they taste.
Anyway the full story is here.