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New Zealand Paua
NZ's natural gem The jewel from the sea 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, normally found around most of the NZ rocky shoreline. Paua shell is the most colourful of all the abalone shells. Most other abalone are pale in comparison.