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Gian Clam encrusted with soft coral

This giant clam, about 2 feed long and 1 foot wide is encrusted with soft coral. Both the giant clam and the soft coral are native to the South Pacific. This photo was taken in Rowley Shoals, Australia. Rowley Shoals is a several hour boat ride from the West coast of Australia. We motored there from a port in Broome and stayed there eight days. The pristine reef gets about 250 divers per year, and is only dove in October-November when the crossing is navigable.

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