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What are the behaviors of shellfish?

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January 20, 2008 8:49AM

Shellfish, such as clams, oysters and cockles, live in freshwater or marine environments. They are filter feeders, meaning they filter water through their body to extract oxygen and tiny sea creatures such as plankton, for food. Shellfish live attached to rocks, or buried in the sand, depending on the species. Some shellfish have the ability to change their sex at a young age, depending on the environmental conditions shellfish larvae are released into. Apart form that, shellfish lead a rather unexciting life.