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Image of a feeding Freshwater bivalve in the upper reaches of Sportsman Creek Conservation Area. They burrow under the sand feeding and breathing by sucking water through tubes called siphons that filter out microscopic plants and animals. Many live 20-30 years by counting the ridges or year stripes on the shell will give the age. They can tolerate extended dry periods but will not occur in polluted water.

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