Giant clams (Tridacna species), like corals, contain symbiotic dinoflagellates called zooxanthellae. Like corals, clams can also bleach during times of warm water temperatures.

Giant clams in Palau

Giant clams (Tridacna species), like corals, contain symbiotic dinoflagellates called zooxanthellae. Like corals, clams can also bleach during times of warm water temperatures.

Palau tropical underwater

Author(s)Jane Thomas
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2007-02-24
AlbumFauna > Molluscs
TypePhoto
Dimensions2550 x 1446
Filesize3 MB
Number of Downloads54
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Required AttributionJane Thomas, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)