Dabob Bay Oysters
Outer Hood Canal, Washington
For those who like a nice and briny West Coast oyster, this is a good one. Dabob Bay Oysters are grown on the shores of Dabob Bay, which extends off of the northern end of Hood Canal in Washington State. You can expect to taste the ocean freshness and a sweet after taste when eating this wonderful oyster.
Appearance: Rough Shells, Dark Green to Brown
Flavor: Crisp and briny with a fresh and sweet melon finish.
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens abductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.
Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
Tides: Medium tides - less currents than Hood Canal
Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock