Tridacna Photos
Compliments of Professor Masashi Yamaguchi


The time when the pictures were taken was quite interesting, as a mass-mortality of T. gigas had taken place (detailed account was reported by Rick Braley) and we found a lot of large dead clams scattered in the lagoon at Lizard Island.
The boys in the pictures are: Masaru (age 11 at that time) with a pair of goggles and Takashi Yamaguchi (13 years old) with his face mask. They are both big boys now.

I have my own web pages on various aspects on giant clams, though texts only in Japanese, with many photographs in my home page.

Best wishes,
Masashi Yamaguchi
Faculty of Science
University of the Ryukyus