What you should know about this colorful giant

giant clam
Giant Clam | Copyright 3D Entertainment

5 facts about the giant clam:

  • It may weigh over 400 pounds
  • It can live for more than a hundred years
  • Growing in the flesh of this huge creature are tiny, plantlike organisms called zooxanthellae
  • The nutrients they directly provide make up two-thirds of what the clam needs
  • Stuck in one place, the clam filters plankton for the remaining one-third of its food

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