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The giant clam has a symbiotic relationship with phytoplankton called zooxanthellae which reside within it's tissues giving it it's magnificent colours.
I that a real clam cause it dosen"t look like it its cool tho
That is really cool
very colorful...and pretty to!
Wow that's a clam?
I want one of these to my aqua !!!!
Whoa! Thanks for telling me Karen! And Blogie - slowly lang! I spent a whole evening trying to add photos to the Mollusca mission - I have so many! Then SmartBro packed up - will add another bunch when whale shark drama dies down!
Hey Sam! This would be a great addition to the Mollusca mission. ;)http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1214...
Congrats SamanthaCraven, that is one beautiful photo, one fantastic spotting.
Congratulations Sam! Your amazing giant clam has been featured by Animal Planet! http://blogs.discovery.com/animal-planet...
wow it is beautiful
Wow, what a colour it has :)
Wow, that is beautiful!
This is absolutely beautiful.
wow really cool!
WOW that is beautiful
This was actually just taken on a snorkel - but scuba would allow you to see the really huge ones!
Again, another reason I need to be scuba diving...wow!!
i wish we had them in maine!
Astonishing!Must learn to scuba dive.
Wow! What an amazing shot! I'm jealous
coolI like the color
I didn't know that clams existed in such a multitude of colours. Excellent.
Absolutely stunning, and the colour is just amazing!
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Spotted on Jul 14, 2009 Submitted on Mar 24, 2011
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