Paua Shell - half polished in box.
Paua Shell is a Natural Sustainable Resource.
Paua is a species of abalone (Haliotis Iris), with a very special shell. It is only found in the seas around New Zealand. This marine snails eats seaweed and lives clinging to the rocks at depths of 1-10 metres, normally found around most of the NZ rocky shoreline, but it grows biggest and best in the cold waters around Stewart Is. and Southland.
Paua shell is the most colourful of all the abalone shells. Most other abalone are pale in comparison.
Dimensions: approx 11cm x 8cm