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Giant Clam Fossil

Description:

This was a huge Giant Clam fossil stuck in the ceiling of a cave. The size of the Giant Clam is around 1 meter. The altitude where the cave is located is around 100 masl, so you can imagine thousands of years ago, this cave system was under the sea!

Habitat:

Found in a cave system that are coral reef system

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3 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Thanks Albert.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @Leuba. Am not sure myself what those dark specks are, but most likely they are also corals. There were many different coral fossils in the cave but I didn't bother to take their pictures as I doubt they could be identified, whereas this Giant Clam was clearly a Giant Clam :D

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Fascinating ! Albert would you know what the dark specks on the cave surface are ?

AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

Davao City, Philippines

Spotted on May 5, 2016
Submitted on May 6, 2016

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