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Pāua: The Sensitive Snail

Pāua: The Sensitive Snail.

Pāua are ancient sea snails that haven’t evolved since the time of the dinosaurs. Their blood and respiratory systems are very basic, and they breathe and reproduce through the row of small holes that runs along their shell.

Revised edition: August 2022

Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

Learning area: Science

Reading year level: 7, 8

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: Chatham Islands, diving, Moriori, pāua, Rēkohu, sea snails, shellfish

In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

Publication date: August 2010

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