Giant clam Tridacna gigas

The giant clam, Tridacna gigas, is one of the most endangered clam species. Antonio Pigafetta documented these in his journal as early as 1521. One of a number of large clam species native to the shallow coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian oceans, they can weigh more than 200 kilograms, measure as much as 120 cm across, and have an average lifespan in the wild of over 100 years. They are a ...

lso found off the shores of the Philippines, where they are called "taklobo".  Wiki

Giant clam Tridacna gigas Taklobo News

  • Bolinaos Giant Clams In Need Of Foster Parents

    Bolinaos Giant Clams In Need Of Foster Parents

    University of the Philippines Marine Science InstituteBolinao Marine Laboratory (UPMSI-BML) is spearheading the "Adopt a Clam" campaign in a bid to preserve and protect the to "taklobo" and its natural habitat.

    The project is aimed at gathering funds to be used by the institution in "taklobo" conservation efforts, said Rubie Esmolo, Institutional Research Assistant at the UPMSI-BML.

    The program

    "Adopt a Clam" according to UPMSI-BML, will likewise help increase public awareness on the state of the giant clams and its relevance to marine life.

    During the projects launching last Arpil ...

  • These Giants Are Philippine Treasures But They Also Need Help

    These Giants Are Philippine Treasures But They Also Need Help

    Giant clams may be big and strong, but they are also very vulnerable and in danger of becoming extinct.

    Amid the rising concern for the environment caused by the closure of world-famous Boracay island, the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute has launched a program that could help keep the oceans clean, save the threatened species, and even yield treasures.

    The Bolinao Marine Laboratory of UPMSI launched on April 18 their "Adopt-a-Clam: Help Save a Little Giant" program in Silaqui Island, Pangasinan that aims to raise awareness about the importance of the world?s larges ...

  • How To Take Care Of Giant Clams

    How to take care of giant clams. Video by Noy Morcso and Rem Zamora/editing by Noy Morcoso/Interviewed by Gabriel Cardinoza.

  • Playground Of Giant Clams

    Playground Of Giant Clams

    For three decades now, the shallow reef surrounding Silaqui Island in the northernmost tip of this town in Pangasinan province has been a silent witness to the growth of thousands of giant clams, locally known as "taklobo."

    The reef is where the baby giant clams are released to grow to adulthood after spending five months in a hatchery at the Bolinao Marine Laboratory (BML) of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI).

    From a few breeders reared from larvae and juveniles imported from the Solomon Islands and Australia in 1987, it now boasts of 35,684 adults and 1 ...

  • Giant Clams In Puerto Galera Bay

    I've always felt the Giant Clams site, is a must see dive, when visiting Puerto Galera. Some clams are more than a meter long, and they are really proliferating in this amazing place.

  • Scuba Diving The Philippines - Giant Clams Part 1 June 2016

    This was the second dive on our last day in Puerto Galera. We returned to Giant Clams and again headed out over the sandy bottom to search out those cool critters.

    I split this dive into two videos because I had a bunch of minutes of good video that I wanted to include and I wanted to keep the video under 9 minutes.

    We found a Mimic Octopus, Devilfish, and a Flamboyant Cuttlefish.