This Video of Clams Emerging from the Ocean Is Truly Horrifying

This Video of Clams Emerging from the Ocean Is Truly Horrifying

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Kaitlin Flannery
Jun 7, 2016
Surfacing Clams
(Image credit: paul-E)

My culinary experience with clams is pretty limited. I've only prepared them once, and — truthfully — I didn't particularly care for them. The real fun, I find, is in hunting for them on the beach. When I was quite young, my dad taught me to spot hiding clams by the telltale thumbprint-shaped indents they leave in the sand. We always tossed them back into the water, but it was fun to unearth a few, just because, with a few gentle scrapes into the wet sand.

The mollusks I'm familiar with were always speckled very sparingly across the beach. These ones, however ... let's just say their placement is quite generous. Watch for yourself.

It's a pretty peaceful video to begin: a nice, calming wave washing over the smooth sand. Then there's a little movement, and then — holy clams, Batman! The entire beach is alive!

This gif is the only way I can think to accurately explain how all of this makes me feel.

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