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Abalone Shell after polishing from New ZealandAbalone Shell after polishing from New Zealand

What is Abalone?

Abalone belongs to a group of Shellfish(Mollusks) found in cold waters in many parts of the world.

In which countries are Abalones found?

Abalone is found in cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere such as Japan and North America. Abalone is also found in cold waters of the Southern Hemisphere such as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Abalone Pendant Jewelry

Abalone Pendant Jewelry

What are the uses of Abalone?

Abalone's are a favorite sea food for human consumption. Jewelry is also made from polished Abalone. In certain areas of the US Abalone diving is a sporting event.

Abalone Ear Drops,made from Abalone Shells,from New Zealand

Abalone Ear Drops

Can Abalone be grown in farms ?

Since the mid-60's Abalone farms have come up in many parts of the world. These farms largely cater to the sea food industry. Abalone farms are found in China, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, United States,Chile,Irelend, Iceland,Mexico and Namibia.

Abalone Ear Drops from New Zealand

Abalone Ear Drops from New Zealand

Are Abalone Jewelry Durable?

The Abalone shell is very strong because it is made up of alternating layers of calcium carbonate and proteins.

Abalone Ear Drops from New Zealand

Abalone Ear Drops from New Zealand

Are Abalone protected?

Do to the susceptibility of Abalone to various diseases, such as ganglioneuritis which can kill up to 90% of stock in affected areas and the increasing popularity of sea foods certain species of Abalone are protected. In the USA black ,white and pink Abalone are protected, because they are near extinction.

Abalone Ear Drops from New Zealand

Abalone Ear Drops from New Zealand

Which Species of Abalone are found in the USA?

Black abalone (H. cracherodii)

Green abalone (H. fulgens)

Pink abalone (H. corrugata)

Pinto abalone (H. kamtschatkana)

Red abalone (H. rufescens)

Threaded abalone (H. assimilis)

Western Atlantic abalone (H. pourtalesii)

White abalone (H. sorenseni)

A Beautifully Carved Abalone Eardrop

A Beautifully Carved Abalone Eardrop

 

 

A Carved Abalone Eardrop

Another Beautifully carved Abalone Eardrop

 

 

A Circular Cut Abalone Eardrop

A Circular Cut Abalone Eardrop

 

 

 


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