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Iridescent abalone shell, macro photograph

Iridescent abalone shell, macro photograph

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RICHARD BEECH PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD BEECH PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Macro photograph of an abalone shell. Abalone are marine snails that have shells which are of a low, open spiral structure. The thick inner layer of the shell is composed of nacre (mother-of-pearl), which in many species is highly iridescent, giving rise to a range of strong, changeable colours.

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