Status of Marine Pearl Culture in India

Mohan Joseph, M and Kripa, V (2001) Status of Marine Pearl Culture in India. Fishing Chimes, 21 (4). pp. 13-19.


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Pearls, the gems from the sea, have been admired and adored as symbols of beauty, power and love. In the Shaslras pea rls are recommended as a charm.Ancient Ayurvedic and Unani physicians have used powdered pearls in their medicines. Natural pearls are fanned when an irritant like a grain of sand is swept into an oyster and is lodged within its flesh where it gets coated by a micro-thin layer of nacre, a silvery s\lbstance that is about 90 percent calcium carbonate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine Pearl; Pearl Culture; India
Subjects: Aquaculture
Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 11:34
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:42

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