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Collection of smuggled giant clams given new home

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One of the giant clams getting comfortable Credit: Blue Reef Aquarium

A collection of giant clams, which were seized by customs officials, has gone on display at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings.

The southern giant clams were part of a large consignment which was intercepted and confiscated after they were illegally imported in to the country.

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Some of the clams getting settled in their new home Credit: Blue Reef Aquarium

They were initially transferred to ZSL London Zoo where aquarists have been looking after them since their seizure.

After spending time in the aquarium’s quarantine, the fist-sized shellfish have gone on display in the aquarium’s tropical coral reefs area.

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