I find it fascinating to watch wildlife perform a learned behavior, and watching coastal brown bears dig for clams is no exception. Really, it is amazing! Although they may have different techniques for opening the clams, they really can become efficient clam diggers.
This was one of two cubs I had watched as spring cubs last year. It was great to see them still doing well. One of the cubs had actually learned to dig for its own clams. It had to dig twice as hard as its mother, and it struggled to open them, but you could tell he was becoming self-sufficient.
This was the other cub who had not mastered the skill yet, and would watch intently as the mother dug clam after clam. This is what you see here. I would think it is just a matter of time until this cub begins digging for clams as well.