6 months Foundation spawns biggest giant clam Manilatimes
The first ever in-situ spawning of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, Tridacna gigas, has been started by Malampaya Foundation (MFI) and partners to help increase its declining population at Western Philippines University (WPU) Hatchery in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa City. University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI), the forerunner of giant clam conservation in the Philippines, supervised the spawning activity where about 9.5 million eggs were fertilized from native giant clams located at Dos Palmas. “Tridacna gigas is hard to propagate because the population is few. We need to really go to the brood stock (source) ... more