Nope, this is not made up. Not at all.
This is a very real sight that greeted us at the rocky side of Juhu beach in Mumbai recently. Even our faces and cameras got sprayed.
Video by @pugdandee
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Aquatic molluscs such as snails and bivalves have an anatomical structure attached to their mantle called a siphon. Bivalves have multiple uses for theirs, using them for everything from feeding, respiration, locomotion, excretion and even reproduction.
Bivalves which prefer to live buried under the substrate have longer siphons. The only way you’ll know they’re there is when they pump out water, putting on quite a spectacular show.
ID: Bivalves (Class: Bivalvia)
Size: 3-4 cm (siphon length, above substratum)
Date and time: Nov 5, 2017, 05:00 PM
Location: Juhu Koliwada
Substrate: Muddy + Rocky
Tide: Very Low
Submitted By: Shaunak Modi (@pugdandee)
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