Snorkel Trips to the Giant Clam Sanctuary #Samoa

We love heading out for our snorkel trips to The Giant Clam Sanctuary, the huge clams never cease to amaze us!

14141740_1034429833319837_8118881749874907319_nThis past visit was much the same – warm clear water, white sandy beaches & these beautiful Giant Clams!

A definite “must do” for anyone visiting Samoa! #snorkelsamoa

More About Giant Clams –

It’s always a pleasure to see one of these beauties on the reef. Giant clams are large, colorful and, surprisingly, they are part animal and part “plant”. That’s because giant clams, like corals, have plant-like cells (zooxanthellae) in their tissues that produce free food for the clams. When a clam opens its shell and spreads out its pretty mantle, it exposes these solar panels of zooxanthellae to the sun to make food, like a plant unfolding its leaves.

Because giant clams need sunlight, they inhabit shallow, clear waters down to about 60 feet deep.


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