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