Entry for:150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research
1. Please provide a brief summary of your video and research.
The scientific basis for giant clam reproduction and aquaculture is well understood. However, methods for restoring depleted clam populations by recruiting juveniles back to marine habitats remains elusive. This video illustrates a simple and inexpensive method for relocating juvenile clams directly onto reef substrata. The method and area of research is relevant because giant clam populations throughout the Indo-Pacific are facing local extinctions. Human intervention in restoring populations of these ecologically, economically and nutritionally significant bivalves is critical to reversing that trend.
2. Do you have a video hashtag for sharing via twitter?
Unfortunately, no. I do not use twitter. I will, however eventually post the video on YouTube.
Ph.D. title: Reducing larval mortality and increasing recruitment success of Tridacna spp. (giant clams) Principal Supervisor: Dr. Mark Costello Co-Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Jeffs Biography: Foll...