Project Animal(s) : Giant Clam
Project Category : Mollusks
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://www.bnhs.org/content-details/giant-clam
Project is timebound? : No
Giant Clams Tridacna sp. are key indicator species of coral reefs due to their selective ecological requirements and lifespan stretching well over 200 years in the wild! We have been studying them in the Lakshadweep Islands since 2004, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands since 2013.
During 2017–18, large scale coral and giant clam bleaching was noticed, predicted due to strong El Nino, especially in Lakshadweep. Bleaching was relatively low in Andaman Islands. We continue to monitor Giant Clams in Lakshadweep for the 15th consecutive year and for the 6th in Andaman and Nicobar.
Project Agency : Bombay Natural History Society
Project Agency Contact : http://bnhs.org/bnhs/index.php