Clams given new home at Blue Reef

Giant clams

Giant clams

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A COLLECTION of giant clams which were seized by customs officials has gone on display at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

The southern giant clams, which can grow up to 60cm in length, were part of a large consignment which was intercepted and confiscated after they were illegally imported into the country.

They were initially transferred to ZSL London Zoo where aquarists have been looking after them since their seizure.

After spending time in the aquarium’s quarantine, the fist-sized shellfish have gone on display in the aquarium’s tropical coral reefs area.

The giant southern clam is found in waters off Australia, Cocos Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vietnam.