The Essential Rhythm 7/17/22: Maine’s Most Active Clam

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

This episode describes Ensis directus, otherwise known as razor or jack knife clams. These clams are known for being very active, rapidly burrowing into the sand using their large and powerful foot. Some sources report they can even swim in the water!

About the host:
Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine.