“20000 Leagues Under the Sea” Part2 Ch02

Question 1: What is a pearl?

Question 2: How long does it take for a pearl to form?

Question 3: What is mother of pearl?

Question 4: How many pearls can pearl-oyster molluscs contain?

Question 5:  Can pearls be harvested from oysters without killing the oyster?

Question 6: Where in the oyster do pearls form?  Does the location of pearl formation affect its final natural shape?

Question 7: Has the organ in an oyster that produces and secretes mother-of-pearl been studied by scientists?  How does this secretion come out at all without clotting the ducts of the organ that produces it?

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