giant-clam-fluted.jpgOnce a common sight in waters around the Philippine islands, the giant clam had virtually disappeared until marine biologist Edgardo Gomez decided to do something about it. “Giant clams are essential to coral reefs and so it was a race against time to build stock up.” Now reefs and bays in many parts of the Philippines are being restocked with mature giant clams as part of his project. Educating local fisherman is also key.

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