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How Clams ‘Walk’ (Video)

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the video originally posted claiming to show a clam “eating” salt. The clam is actually trying to burrow its way under the sand, as it would in its natural habitat. The video below shows how clams propel themselves in sand:

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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9:29AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012


8:38AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

This has to be even cooler watching it in person!

5:11AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

I have seen that before. I mean on a beach. It is pretty amazing every time I see it.

6:20PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

wow, interesting

2:54PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

I have never seen a clam walking. Thank you for sharing! *_*

1:40PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012


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11:27AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

WOW that was amazing, thanks for sharing i shared as well

9:17AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Creatures instinctively know just what to do! Interesting article.

3:39AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Cool, Katie--thanks!

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