Originally Posted by djrodan
Yea, unlikely then. We get stripers from all over the east coast, I think around that time it was delaware. But I noticed these white egg looking bits in the gills of one. Must have been a parasite or something.
My guess would be another parasite. It shouldn't pose a problem to the meat, tho. Gill parasites are pretty common in the wild. In fact all kinds of diseases are common.
And while clams do dig in the substrate, MTS are a better aerator than clams as they move around much more. Clams are rather sedentary and only move if their location becomes too crowded.