Tuesday, 25 October 2016

ABC Wednesday, P for Paua, New Zealand

When I was in New Zealand on a holiday with my daughter and her children, I fell in love with paua, and so I bought some souvenirs. I gave some of them away, but I kept this lovely set of salad servers.



It is only found in the sea around New Zealand. This marine mollusk eats seaweed and lives clinging to rocks at depths of 1-10 meters, normally along the shoreline. Paua Shell is the most colorful of all the abalone shells. Most other abalone are pale in comparison.
















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12 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

How beautiful! I once had some paua earrings. I love seeing pictures of NZ -- a place I've always wanted to visit.

photowannabe said...

New Zealand would be a wonderful place to visit.
I'm glad you kept the salad tongs. They are so lovely.

Norma Ruttan said...

oh, my, what a magnificent and stunning shell!

Hildred said...

Very beautiful, Wil. It is a wondrous world...

Marja said...

Love the cutlery with paua Very beautiful We've got lots of these shells. Most found ourselves on the beaches close to Kaikoura Some were thrown there by fisherman

Melody Steenkamp said...

prachtig wil, ooit hoop ik het zelf te mogen gaan bekijken...

Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
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Uppal said...

It is something novel,you've shared with us! Thanks!

Ann said...

That is gorgeous.
Ann

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful shells and great shots!

Wishing you a Good week ~ ^_^

Leslie: said...

Absolutely beautiful paua! Love your souvenirs!
Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the Kiwi culture!

ROG, ABCW

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would have fallen in love with that beautiful shell as well.