At first glance, the clam above may actually appear to have a tongue, but in reality, this is actually its foot, which is used to bury themselves in the sand – salt in this case – or hide from predators. Continue reading to see the fascinating phenomenon in-action.

CNN’s Jeanne Moos says that the salt actually agitates the clam, mainly due to table salt being much more concentrated than the salt found in the oceans. Clams, like most molluscs, also have open circulatory systems, which means that their organs are surrounded by watery blood that contains nutrients and oxygen.

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