Geoduck (pronounced goooeyduck) is a burrowing clam with a very large siphon. It is considered a delicacy. It is native to the Pacific Northwest of the United States and coastal British Columbia. Geoduck is the largest species of burrowing clams and one of the longest living animals (accounts of Geoduck over 100 years old). They live buried in the sediment of inter-tidal zones with their extendable siphon like a periscope filtering plankton from the water. Geoduck is generally harvested with hand-held water jets called stingers. The large, meaty siphon is prized for its savory flavor and crunchy texture. It is commonly served as nigiri or sashimi. Geoduck is known as Mirguai in Japan which translates to "giant clam," "long-necked clam," or "jumbo clam."