Thousands of Pismo clams manifesting on beaches in the south county. For the past several months, thousands of them have surfaced during low tide. Scientists don’t know what it means.
Usually, the clams burrow under the sand where they’re safe from predatory birds.
Scientists are concerned about the safety of the clams. They’re smaller clams. The last time they found one that was big enough to harvest was back in 1993. Clams have to measure 4.5 inches to be legal to take home and eat.