Giant Clams are GIANT

Nov 9, 2022Lifestyle, Motherhood

A gallery from our babymoon excursion to Savaia, Samoa, where they have a giant clam sanctuary. Ian and I always try to visit whenever we’re in Samoa to see how the clams are faring, and enjoy whenever we’re on the south side of the island.

We paid our entrance fee to the family living nearby (the fees go towards village community funds which protect this marine sanctuary area), and got in the lagoon. There are two mixed fresh and saltwater rock pools as soon as you enter, but we skipped those and snorkeled out to the buoy markers where the clams were.

However, we couldn’t find it for like the first two hours!! We swam to the spot where we remember swimming to last time, but after several failed attempts getting out and getting back in the water to find the clams, and almost giving up the third time, I looked it up online to double check the location and we just missed it by a little bit! It can be found by swimming several hundred meters straight out and is right in the middle of the buoy markers.

We swam over again and stayed for another hour to hang out and admire the colorful and unique patterns from the four species of giant clams: Tridacna gigas, T. maxima, T. noae, and T. squamosa. The largest species, T. gigas, is the world’s largest bivalve species, so it always gives us a feeling of awe and inspiration to see such a magical creation with our own eyes.

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Moments

Red skies at night, sailor's delight.
Lifestyle Travel

Snorkeling in Ofu | Part 3

A late addition, but I almost completely forgot about these photos I snapped on my last day in Ofu. Taken...
Moments

Yay We Got Vaccinated!

So so so grateful for our Department of Health for rolling out the vaccines so quickly, smoothly, and efficiently, and...
Lifestyle Photo Diaries

On Waking Up For Sunrise

A quick note to self that I have got to do this more often... I always feel so much better...
Lifestyle

Underwater Gataivai

A photo diary underwater in Gataivai
Culture Lifestyle Photography

Let’s Jazz Things Up

It's that time of the year again. Early November means Jazz Festival in American Samoa, and another year as the...
Photography

Sessions: Monica and Setefano

A memorable photo session with Monica and Setefano for their senior prom. I would totally vote them as cutest couple...
Travel

Where we stayed in Ubud

This home in Ubud has everything you’d want in a vacation home and more. Our luxurious private pool villa we...
Photo Diaries

Tide Gauge

Took some photos of Ian installing a tide gauge in the Ofu lagoon. I love watching my man in action.
Lifestyle

Aunty Files: Babysitting

My entire week in Arizona was mostly spent babysitting these cuties. Finally bonding over a longer period of time so...
Moments

Blabbing to unwind for a little bit

Ah what a lovely weekend it has been. Finally got to really relax the last couple of days - getting...
Photography

For Moana Chips — From the Farm to the Fair

Photos I took for Moana Chips. They asked me to shoot some content during the Flag Day Farm Fair at...
Moments

Quiet

"Quiet doesn’t need to mean boring or unfulfilling, it doesn’t show that you’re any less hard working or any less...
Moments

Daddy and zaddy bonding
Lifestyle

A Lazy Flag Day for Me

Flag Day is a day of cultural performances for government employees and visiting dignitaries. American Samoa dependence day, and my...
Travel

Getting Caught Up & Getting Away

Getting caught up with blogging; Scott visits me in American Samoa, and a weekend trip to Samoa. Life on the...
Moments

We sold all our stuff at the Rotaract x Moso’oi Fest Swap Meet

We decluttered our house in prep for our baby girl, and sold a bunch of stuff at the Rotaract x...
Moments

Breakfast in bed for my princely prince's birthday. His fave avocado toast with sriracha, scallions, and basil, and of course...
Culture Lifestyle Travel

Photo Diary: Aunu’u Getaway

Aunu’u is a quiet little island just 15 minutes away by ‘alia. Thank you to Peter Taliva'a for welcoming us...
Uncategorized