Often the case with uncharacteristically large species,
reputable scientific manuals once claimed the great mollusk
had caused deaths among swimmers and snorkelers.
Known as the killer clam or
man-eating clam, early versions
of the US Navy Diving Manual gave detailed instructions
for releasing oneself from its grasp by severing
the villian's adductor muscles used to close its shell.
in front of a lens, 'this' photographer
his camera inside the huge shell of an illegally harvested
Giant Tridacna to capture (via waterproof cable-release)
the 'viewpoint' of the bi-valve's photosynthetic algae.