High clam mortality rate forces closure on east Cook Inlet next year
Clam Gulch, Alaska, United States
22 Dec 2021
An approximate 69% of adult razor clams at Ninilchik beaches and 84% at Clam Gulch beaches have died. The department said the cause of the high natural mortality rate of the clams remains unknown, but may be due to a combination of heavy surf, habitat changes, environmental stressor and predation.