we love you boring clam
Boring clams—they’re actually really interesting!
These scale-sided piddocks bore their way into soft sediment, like Monterey Bay’s abundant shale beds, using drill-bit-like shells. Frilly siphons extend out from the bored bunkers to filter food, and should the piddocks pass on to the great shale bed in the sky, they leave perfect hidey-holes for fringeheads, shrimp and other critters.
So it’s like they (we) say: Nobody rocks out like a boring clam—and honestly they’re the life of the party!