Giant clams can weigh up to 300 kilograms. Sue-Ann is trying to predict how they will fare as our oceans become more acidic in a warming world, creating a hostile environment for animals that have calcium carbonate shells.
A vibrant and healthy coral colony and giant clam (Tridacna sp.) grows near a set of limestone islands in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This is possibly the most diverse area in the world for marine life. Photo by Ethan Daniels | Shutterstock.com
Giant clams and climate change: ocean acidification and global warming research for conservation and management