12 Jul '12, 1am

A fabulous paper about Giant clams in Singapore and what is being done to save them

A fabulous paper about Giant clams in Singapore and what is being done to save them

Giant clams have been found in Singapore since the 14th century! But our clams are now threatened. What is being done to conserve them? An awesome paper "Giant clams in Singapore: History, research and conservation" has just been published in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology that shares archaeological finds of giant clams, recent surveys as well on going efforts to conserve these magnificent bivalves. From the paper I learnt that more about history of Singapore's giant clams. Which kinds were found in the past and how people used them. Archaeological excavations found giant clam shells at sites along Singapore River and the former coastline such as Pulau Saigon, Empress Place, the Parliament House Complex and St Andrew’s Cathedral! The early inhabitants of modern Singapore relied heavily on fishing and collection of shells to provide sustenance. There now exists a substanti...

Full article: http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2012/07/giant-clams-in-sin...

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