Thursday, 17 July 2008

New Marine Reserve at Tokoriki Island in Fiji to regenerate giant clams

In the fringing reefs off Fiji's Tokoriki Island Resort, divers could - up to 40-50 years ago - marvel at the unique and fascinating giant clams there. However, like many reefs around the world, stocks of this unique marinelife had sadly been depleted for many decades.

In an effort to regenerate giant clams in this area, and in conjunction with PADI's Project AWARE and Fiji's Ministery of Fisheries, Dive Tropex Tokoriki have commenced 'The Tokoriki Island Giant Clam Regeneration Project', by planting three species of the clams on the reef. The clams, will be carefully protected and monitored by the dive operation in a bid to once again introduce the Giant Clams to the reefs they once inhabited.

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