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Old 07/31/2005, 06:25 PM   #1
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Red Sea Clam Pics (dial-up beware!)

For the last two weeks i have been diving in the Saudi Arabian side of the Red Sea. Being somewhat of a clam-junkie myself, i took as many pics of clams as i could. I found all the clams to be in depths less than 15 feet, and alot to be in even shallower (5 feet or less). The biggest clam I saw was around 10" maybe, with most being around 6 or under. Enjoy!













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Old 07/31/2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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Old 07/31/2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thumbs up wow..super pics!

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Old 07/31/2005, 11:16 PM   #6
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sweet pics, I love the second to last pic.


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Old 08/01/2005, 11:30 AM   #7
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wow all that xenia caught my eye


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Old 08/02/2005, 02:15 PM   #8
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Sweet eye candy! Thanks for sharing!


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Old 08/02/2005, 08:29 PM   #9
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Couldn't help but notice that there's a lot of blue clams in the pictures...Is it because you prefer them over other colors (and took more pics of blue clams? or, There really is a high ratio of blue Vs. other color clams?

Also, was it as crowded (clam population per sq. meter/feet) as we have been told from books and authors?

Finally...very, very nice pictures...thank you so much for sharing them...

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Old 08/02/2005, 09:51 PM   #10
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Turning green with envy...it's my dream to dive in the Red Sea before I die...and after seeing these pics, even more reason to try and get there one day....


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Old 08/03/2005, 03:18 AM   #11
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I dive Red Sea coasts of Egypt and Israel, and can say Clams are similar.
If you go deeper you probably will find the Squamies.

The last clam is insane.

Very nice shots, what camera and lens?


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Old 08/03/2005, 12:44 PM   #12
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Thanks for sharing, great pics!!! is great to see wild clams, is even better how you can't really see their shells and jus the mantle.


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Old 08/04/2005, 01:39 AM   #13
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Wow, thanks alot, I just wasted 15mins looking at your pics.(at work).


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Old 08/04/2005, 03:57 AM   #14
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very nice pics! lol reef'r


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Old 08/04/2005, 04:05 PM   #15
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Nice pics. That would be a great dive indeed. What would you say is the average size?


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Old 08/05/2005, 02:28 PM   #16
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thoes are some exotic colors


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Old 08/05/2005, 05:12 PM   #17
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Couldn't help but notice that there's a lot of blue clams in the pictures...Is it because you prefer them over other colors (and took more pics of blue clams? or, There really is a high ratio of blue Vs. other color clams?

Also, was it as crowded (clam population per sq. meter/feet) as we have been told from books and authors?

Finally...very, very nice pictures...thank you so much for sharing them...

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Actually, there were very few "true" blue clams, much more were brownish. The areas that I dove were not crowed, the most dense i saw was maybe 1 clam per square meter. They were all in very shallow waters though, none below 15 feet i would say.

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Nice pics. That would be a great dive indeed. What would you say is the average size?
Around 6", the largest maybe around 10"


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Old 08/07/2005, 07:29 AM   #18
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Absolutely SWEET shots!!!


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Old 08/12/2005, 11:34 AM   #20
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Great shots. You are very lucky to have dove in the Red Sea. Always risky going to places like Saudi Arabia as an American. I hope you don't have any stories that were too exciting


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