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WFSU's Mike Plummer discovers what it is like to plant and harvest clams at Alligator Harbor. Clam Farmer Chip Earl grows his underwater "crop" on a clam lease. Each lease is about 80 ft by 800 ft. Seed clams are approximately 4-millimeters wide when they are planted in mesh bags underwater. The clams are later transferred to bigger bags. It takes about 15 to 18 months until harvest time.
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