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Well... clams do generally have an eye spot, which they can use to sense light intensity. Since they eat plankton (which is most often plant-life) they usually need to be in a reasonably well-lit area. So they use the eye spot to make sure they're in a hospitable place.When confirming this, I also found that some scientists think that mollusks have some analog to a sense of smell, where they can detect chemical signatures in the water.They also have a "foot" which is the fibrous stuff they use to attach to the sea floor. And many species can move by squeezing their shells together.Here is a site from Woods Hole with a "shellfish FAQ" that Ryan might find interesting.
Somehow I knew you'd come through for me! Thank you very much!
And then again, who needs a scientific explanation, when there is a kid with a really cool answer. ;)
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