Coral carpentry on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral carpentry on the Great Barrier Reef

The Sydney Morning Herald·2021-06-14 14:00

5/11A giant clam on the coral floor. This unique species is found to be a wide variety of colours, created by a contrast between algae inside the clam and the clams natural pigment. This vibrancy is an indicator of clam healthif the clam is unhealthy, the dying algae will bleach it to a bright white. Giant clams, when healthy, can live up to 100 years and weigh up to 200kgs.Credit:James Brickwood

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