Facebook and YouTube are readily becoming marketing avenues for reef inhabitant vendors. This latest video from a giant clam farm in the Philippines shows how the conservation efforts bred by the aquarium industry can help a species on the verge of extinction bounce back. “Once locally extinct in the Philippines, thousands of clams cultured at Bolinao Marine Laboratory are growing in this shallow-water nursery. These charismatic species are a success story of coral reef restoration biology.”
The Bolinao Clam Nursery has fields of mature Tridacna gigas, the largest species of clam known to man. Crammed tightly together the clams will benefit from their proximity to each other when they breed and hopefully increase the numbers of this clam throughout Philippine reefs.