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July 28, 2006

Chinese akoya pearl shells and meats

When the workers open the akoya oysters,and take the pearls, the akoya pearl shells are used to make pearl artworks and crafts. In additons akoya pearl oyster meats can be eaten. They are delicious sea foods.

See some photos from akoya pearl farms.


Akoya pearl oyster meats



Akoya pearl shells


The workers in the pearl farms

They need to carry akoya oyster shell & meats on shoulder from deep sea to the bank.

Form more photos, you can download the PDF file(Size: 790kb):
Akoya Pearl Shells & Oyster Meats

July 21, 2006

Pinctada martensii Dunker

The photos of Pinctada martensii Dunker. These pearl oysters cultured Chinese akoya pearls.



Pinctada margarilifera's photos

I take & collect two Pinctada margarilifera's photos:



July 16, 2006

Akoya pearl oysters - Pinctada martensii shell

The glossary of pearl shell:
马氏 母贝(Pinctada martensii Dunker)
白蝶 母贝(Pinctada maxima (Jameson);
黑蝶贝(Pinctada margarilifera)(也称黑唇贝);
三角帆蚌(Hyriopsis cumingii (Lea));
褶纹 蚌(Cristaria plicata (Leach);
背瘤丽蚌(Lamprotula laleci (Heude);

July 11, 2006

first entry - only test

MT 3.2

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