1. Set up a table near the upweller
  2. Gather materials:
    1. Caliper 
    2. ¼ cup scooper
    3. Paper towels
    4. notepad
  3. Using the ¼ cup scooper, scoop out a random sample of clams from one of the buckets
  4. Try to remove the water from the scooper before placing the sample of clams on the paper towel
  5. Randomly select one live clam from the sample, and using your caliper (set to mm), measure the length of the clam shell (from one end to the other).
  6. Record the clam shell length in the notepad
  7. Place the clams back in the same bucket you collected from
  8. Throw out the wet paper towel and replace it with a dry one
  9. Repeat steps 5-6 until 35 clam shell lengths have been recorded. 
  10. Repeat steps 3-9 for all buckets.
A caliper laying on a table showing a measurement of 13.44 mm.
Using a Caliper to measure the shell lengths (in mm) of our one-year-old clams.

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