Conservation Status

Not listed by the IUCN. Collection by diving has been illegal in French Polynesia since the collapse of the mother-of-pearl

H Chlamys opercularis H Margaritifera margaritifera H Calyptogena magnifica industry and the concurrent rise of the cultured pearl industry in the 1960s. Collecting has been illegal in Hawaii since 1930, where P. margaritifera was fished to near extinction for natural pearls at Pearl and Hermes Reef in a period of only three years (1927-1930). The population had still not recovered by the early 1990s.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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