Clam fossils are found by the millions, perhaps billions. When a clam dies normally, the muscle that connects the clam’s two shell halves relaxes at death. The dead clam opens up, and scavengers eat the insides. Many times the clams are found fossilized in the CLOSED position. This is unusual and suggests that the clams were rapidly buried while still alive. This did not take millions of years but most likely occurred rapidly during the Great Flood.