Overall the project has been very beneficial for our island community and our reefs. Costs are quite low, so even low survival rates such as in the first year of the project still has a high value for education and training. In the few years it has been going on we have learned a lot and progressed greatly. We see a lot of potential for this program and think that in a few years we will have a thriving population of clams in areas where the populations have experienced dramatic declines over the last few decades.
In our course, students learn about the ecology related to Giant Clams, threats to their health, nursery techniques, monitoring, transplanting, and more.