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giant clam Calyptogena magnifica

Colossal Clams

Giant clams up to one foot long thrive in the crevices around seafloor pillow lava. This vent site on the Galápagos Rift, discovered in 2002, is called "Calyfield" after the clam Calyptogena magnifica. (Photo by Tim Shank, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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