Do clams swim?



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    According to an article, “Larval clams swim in the water for about a week, then settle permanently onto the reef to grow.” So, once they attach to the reef, the clams are stuck there for the rest of their lives, which can be a long time.

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    There are some species of clams that swim by opening and closing their shells and expelling water.  This isn’t a very common thing, mostly it is seen in scallops.  

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    Clams do not swim per se, but they do propel themselves through the water using a jet propulsion method of sucking in water and then expelling it.  Some species will also bury themselves in the sand to protect themselves before moving on to different areas.

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