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Does moon cycle have something to do with best time to go clamming?

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Hi Sharon:

Great question!

The moon cycle definitely plays a huge role in how high or low the tides go.

If you're near a visitor information centre, you can pick up a local tide chart - it will tell you when the tide is low.

That is exactly when you want to hit the "flats" and go to the outermost portion of the flats and start digging!

Enjoy your clams!
J.J. Chaisson

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