More Than a Pile of Clams (2016)

In San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, where we dive frequently, we used to find chocolata clams in abundance in certain bays. Over the years, hookah divers have eliminated that resource where we used to see them. Nowadays we seem to find them only far from populated areas. It happened in 2012, when we were traveling on our boat in the northern Gulf of California; we found a very pristine bay with lots of chocolata clams! We decided to dig up a few for dinner and as we were opening them, one of the clams was actually the home of a Pacific Pygmy Octopus! Pacific Pygmy Octopuses are known for inhabiting clam shells, old coke and beer bottles, etc. Intriguing and smart. Seeing an octopus on a dive or in an unexpected place is always a great experience.
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More Than a Pile of Clams

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