Abalone Mabe Pearls

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Alfred J. Römer has published a report about the pearl cultivation in New Zealand – specifically on the pearls and abalone (Paua – Haliotis iris) cultured by Rainbow Abalone Ltd©, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

From the report:

This sea snail, which grows up to 18 cm in length and 13 cm wide, is the New Zealand representative of some hundred Abalone species found world-wide. Its underwater habitat is from a depth close to the surface to approximately 30 meters, where the water is not only clear and rich on oxygen, but where seaweed grows in larger amounts.

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