Those who knew Jake Adams knew that he had a fascination with Tridacna spp. Clams, and spent years seeking out, collecting, and writing about his favorite, beautiful bivalves.
We remember when he messaged us in 2022 after procuring a Devil Clam, Tridacna mbalavuana, and typical Jake, testing us by challenging us to name it.
We’ve just gone through the Reef Builders archives and Jake personally penned over 80 articles about them over a ten-year period, including beginning a draft of a definite guide that he named “All the Giant Clams of the World (So Far)” which sadly, he never got to finish.
So here is a medley of just five of his musings on Giant Clams, and if you have the time and the inclination, take a deeper dive into some or all of the 75 other articles.
Take it away, Jake…