A beautiful sight to behold, the giant clam, which enjoys the warm waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, is the largest living bivalve mollusc with an average lifespan of around 100 years. They can weigh up to 200kg.
The incredible biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef means visitors have the chance to swim with some truly amazing creatures. These top 8 living, breathing icons of the Great Barrier Reef are featured for their unique attributes and importance to the Reef. Click through for full creature features!