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Synonyms for giant clam

a large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 pounds

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In experiment 1, giant clams in the control maintained high CRs until the end of the exposure period, from 5.
The giant clams obtain most of the organic carbon required for growth from the photosynthetic fixation of carbon by zooxanthellae (Klumpp and Griffiths, 1994).
Kapag mainit talaga ang panahon apektado talaga sila, laluna na ang mga giant clams, Pero yung mga nasa malalim (40-60 feet) medyo okay pa naman, but still, they are "threatened" of climate change," he added.
Since the mid-19th century, giant clams have been exploited, particularly for food and the curio trade.
noae in culture, their observations were restricted to giant clams sourced near Taiwan.
Driven by high demand and speculation, the value of sea turtles and giant clams has skyrocketed in recent years.
The general mechanisms of symbiosis revealed in the study are of relevance to other symbiotic organisms such as deep-sea tubeworms and giant clams.
Its outstanding facilities include the Marine Ecology Research Centre, which, among other things, is concerned with cultivating coral, giant clams and endangered fish species from the waters around Borneo.
The reef is also home to species such as the dugong (sea cow), the large green turtle and giant clams more than 120 years old.
GIANT clams destined for the dinner table have been reprieved and rehoused at a Tyneside aquarium.
At the time, Chinese government vessels prevented Philippine Navy personnel to arrest Chinese fishermen who alleged poached baby sharks, giant clams, and other endangered marine species near the shoal.
China and the Philippines have yet to resolve a three-month-old standoff at the Scarborough Shoal, which started in April when Philippine authorities tried to arrest Chinese fishermen reportedly collecting coral, live sharks and giant clams in the area.
But Chinese fishermen also had a reputation for taking marine species that were protected under Philippine law such as sea turtles, corals and giant clams, according to Masinloc people.
The departure of the last five Chinese fishing boats diffused the stand-off, but left the Philippines in an embarrassed state, who had insisted on confiscating the fishermen's alleged illegal catch of endangered giant clams, corals and live sharks.