Want a rare maxima clam? Check out two-face.

Jeremy GosnellBy Jeremy Gosnell 4 years ago
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unnamedHailing from the waters of French-Polynesia, this two faced maxima clam comes from the remote Austral Islands. Believe it or not, the genetic mismatch that causes this dual colored mantle to occur, only happens once in 2 million clams. So do you want an uber rare genetic coloration added to your reef? If so, this guy will be arriving at Pacific East Aquaculture in Salisbury, Maryland next week. The cost for a randomly occurring coloration, that takes a whopping 2 million clams to find, a mere $ 2,000.00. Certainly not chump change, even for the most financially well endowed hobbyist, but considering it takes millions of clams to find such diversity, the price is understandable. For more information, take a peak at Pacific East Aquaculture, and perhaps shoot a call or email over to the owner, Dr. Mac Terzich.    

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Jeremy Gosnell has been an aquarist for nearly all of his life. While studying sociology in college, he began writing for Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, moving over to Fish Channel and Aquarium Fish International in 2005. In 2008 he began composing feature articles for Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine, and today serves as TFH's monthly saltwater Q&A writer, and is a member of the peer review content editorial board. After becoming a PADI certified dive master and specialty instructor, Jeremy trained with the Beautiful Oceans Academy as a science diver, specializing in coral reef biology, ecosystems and food chain hierarchies. He worked with Beautiful Oceans to promote scientific diving and underwater GPS coral reef mapping and bio-diversity studies for both scientific study and recreational dive charters. He holds various scuba related certifications including PADI master scuba diver, dive master, specialty instructor, DAN dive emergency specialist, marine wildlife injury specialist and several TECH REC technical certifications, including deep water diving, re-breather diving and cave diving. In his spare time Jeremy is a science fiction writer, and his debut novel Neptune's Garden was released in 2010. His second novel is being released later in 2015. Both books are oceanic in nature, exploring the existence of the mythical kingdom of Atlantis, from a scientific viewpoint.

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