what do clams eat?
Clams are mollusks that burrow deep under the sand on beaches and under the sea. Since they have no ears, eyes or nose, you may be wondering what clams can even catch, let alone eat. In fact, a clam is what’s known as a filter feeder. This means they pump water through their bodies and collect any microscopic organisms such as plankton, bacteria and dead material from plants and animals. Their gills, which allow them to breathe underwater, also trap these tiny particles of food and pass them on to the mouth and stomach of the clam. The most common source of food for an average clam is phytoplankton, or algae.