Did you know? The majority of Giant clams derive energy from symbiotic algae living within their cells, providing the clams with excess energy that they make via photosynthesis (the use of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into food/energy. | Photo by @aa.ross
In return, the algae have a safe place to live and receive the nutrients necessary to photosynthesize. The giant clams provides those nutrients by filter feeding small prey from the water above the reef surface, which it siphons through its body. The beautiful, bright color characteristics of individual Giant Clams are actually a result of the symbiotic algae.
The numbers of Giant clams in the wild have been greatly reduced by extensive harvesting for food and the aquarium trade. The giant clam has become extinct in many areas where it was once common.
Photo by @aa.ross
"Becoming different in a world of vast similarity requires breaking free of the things that hold you down and keep you grounded in the sea of sameness. Think about your life, and I’m certain you can identify things you haven’t surrendered but need to. You must possess the courage to let go of the things that anchor you to the safe and familiar."🙂
He lies there, deep in the ocean, from where the whispers of untold apologies and withered hopes echo terribly, making every corner of the sea tremble with fear. 🌊
Encontré estos, de cuatro años atrás. Al verlos recordé el momento en el estaba dibujándolos, la luz en la habitación y lo que pasaba por mi mente. Es impresionante darse cuenta de lo rápido que pasan los años, y de cuánto se puede cambiar en todo ese tiempo. 🌅