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Pearls in Oysters

Pearls are shaped while a pearl oyster coats any robust particle entering it with layers of nacre, a shape of calcium carbonate. Western Australia’s pearling enterprise focuses on South Sea pearls from the Pearls in oysters Pinctada maxima. It belongs to the Family Pteriidae, a small circle of relatives of bivalve mollusks. In WA P. Maxima lives in northern coastal …

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