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Pinna Nobilis

  • 11 Dec 2023
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A huge clam that was on the verge of extinction has made a comeback, with a surge in numbers in waters off Croatia.

  • The clam, known as the noble pen shell or pinna nobilis, started dying out as a deadly pathogen spread in parts of the Mediterranean around 2016.
  • The clams, whose shells can grow as much as 1.2 m across, play an important ecological role by filtering seawater and allowing other organisms to flourish.
  • They have been spotted across the Adriatic and Istria peninsula.

Read More: Critically Endangered

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