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Paua shells

Haliotis Iris


Thousands of blue paua shells (haliotis iris) and queen paua pink shells (haliotis australis) are been washed on beaches all over NZ, these ones were spotted at Waitaha cove, Wellington NZ

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EmilyMarino 11 years ago

I know!!! Thank you for understanding! I feel like such a jerk asking! I have asked the other people who have posted shells in the mission to remove them, but several of the people have not done so! :( ...I wonder if anyone has started a shell mission? That could be cool!

DespinaTsafetopoulou 11 years ago

No worries @Emily, but you will have to warn and everybody else who posts such photos....And there are plenty of shell pics in this mission :)

EmilyMarino 11 years ago

Hi DespinaTsafetopoulou,

Would you mind removing your shell photos and any other similar photos from the Osteology Mission? Osteology is actually the study of vertebrate bones. It's a detailed study of the structure of bones, the skeletal elements, teeth, morphology, function and disease. Osteology aids in identifying vertebrate remains with regard to age, death, sex, growth, and development. From what I understand, shells are actually exoskeletons created by marine mollusks. Thank you for your understanding! :)

Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Oct 25, 2012
Submitted on Oct 25, 2012

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