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Direct Observation of Spawning in the Blacklip Pearl Shell Oyster (Pinctada margaritifera) and the Thorny Oyster (Spondylus sp.)

Nature volume 193, pages 700701 (17 February 1962) | Download Citation

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FROM June until August 1960 an oceanographic survey of the lagoon at Manihiki Atoll, an atoll lying 10° south of the equator in the Northern Cook Group, was carried out by members of the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute. Blacklip pearl shell oysters (Pinctada margaritifera) are abundant in the lagoon and are exploited commercially.

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  1. New Zealand Oceanographic Institute, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Wellington, New Zealand.

    • J. S. BULLIVANT

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