Giant Clams at Low Tide

At low tide the giant clams close. They squirt up water as they close, and this creates a symphony of squirts. Filmed on Orpheus Island, Queensland, Australia. The largest known specimen measured 137 centimeters (4 ft. 6 in). It was discovered around 1817 on the northwestern coast of Sumatra. The weight of the two shells was 230 kilograms (510 lbs.). This suggests that the live weight of the animal would have been roughly 250 kilograms (550 lbs.). Today these shells are on display in a museum in Northern Ireland.

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