These baby giant clams are living in shallow tanks under the scorching sun at the Aitutaki Marine Research center. Their real life colors are spectacular - bright neon green, purple and indigo. They react by closing their mouth if you shade them from the sun.
These babies are only a couple of centimeters long. As adults, they may approach one meter in length and up to 50 yrs of age. They are not an unusual sight in the lagoon.