Discovery (Post#52) : Pinctada Maxima
Photos of the day is all about “Pinctada Maxima” that was displayed in Broome Historical Museum. It is marine bivalve mollusk, world largest pearl oysters with two color varieties : the White-lipped oyster and the Gold-lipped oyster. It is also known as South Sea Pearls.
The pearls that cultured in Broome are called Australian South Sea Pearls which best known and valued for their white/silver with pink hues from the white(silver)-lipped pearl oyster.
The interesting facts about this Pinctada Maxima, it is the same type of pearls that can be found in my country (Philippines) 1000 peso bill which also known as Philippine South Sea Pearl, typically produce golden pearls from the gold-lipped pearl oyster.
Truly indeed places has relations to each other and South Sea Pearl is one of it. The photo is part of Broome Historical Museum Visit October 2016.
Photo : Exhibit, Archive, Display
Location : 67 Robinson St, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome Transit, Broome Cycles, Broome Broome
Official Website : Broome Historical Society & Museum