Many marine animals are burrowing creatures. Clams, for instance, can burrow more than a meter (3 feet) into the seafloor. Although most predators cannot reach that deep, some species of sea snails can burrow into the sand by inflating their foot with seawater.

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A burrow is a tunnel or hole that an animal digs for habitation (a place to live) or as a temporary refuge (a place of protection).