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Giant Clam in front of Famous Batangas Beach Resort in Anilao

In the sea-view front of the best Batangas Hotel accommodation at Eagle Point Beach Resort and Hotel in Batangas has this famous giant clam in the pristine water of Anilao diving sites.

 

In the sea-view front of the best Batangas Hotel accommodation at Eagle Point Beach Resort and Hotel in Batangas has this famous giant clam in the pristine water of Anilao diving sites.

Take a look at this actual underwater photography of a female scuba diver with this famous giant clam right in front of the famous Hotel in Batangas in the abundance of rich marine life of Anilao coral reefs.

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According to research, this largest of all mollusks, the giant clam prefers the warm waters around Australia's Great Barrier Reef, yet here in the Philippines particularly the Anilao area of Batangas in the Anilao dive spots with its rich Anilao coral reefs, this giant clam also prefers to live and it lives here for several years and it really became part of Eagle Point Resort and Beach Hotel in Batangas history for being popularly known as one of the best scuba diving destination in the world.

The giant clam gets only one chance to find a nice home. Once it fastens itself to a spot on a reef, there it sits for the rest of its life.

These bottom-dwelling behemoths are the largest mollusks on Earth, capable of reaching 4 feet (1.2 meters) in length and weighing more than 500 pounds (227 kg). They live in the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Take a look of this normal photo of a giant clam, how it looks like being the largest mollusk in invertebrates family:

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Giant clams achieve their enormous proportions by consuming the sugars and proteins produced by the billions of algae that live in their tissues. In exchange, they offer the algae a safe home and regular access to sunlight for photosynthesis, basking by day below the water's surface with their fluted shells open and their multi-colored mantles exposed. They also use a siphon to draw in water to filter and consume passing plankton.

*Take note of this:

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The adductor muscle of the giant clam is actually considered a delicacy, and overharvesting of the species for food, shells, and the aquarium trade have landed it on at least one group's "vulnerable" list.

And they are included in the endangered species here in the Philippines, so let's learn to take care of them and make them more popular and we must be proud that our country is preserving a kind of precious specie underwater -- Eagle Point Resort and Beach Hotel in Batangas is proud to have this living underwater specie right in front of the best Batangas Hotel accommodation in Anilao Philippines while providing our guests the quality service and they are enjoying the fun and adventure of guided snorkelingfun scuba diving, and introductory scuba diving.

 byAda Estudillo

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*Some of the contents were based from national geographic site about giant clam

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