• Question: why do they make pearls?

    Asked by RHYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! to William, Karen, Jasmine on 16 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Karen

      Karen answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      They makes pearls to protect themselves. When a parasite or a piece of sand gets into their shell, they surround the parasite/sand with a liquid called nacre that hardens and forms the tough pearl, this way their body is protected from it! this can take up to six years to complete đŸ™‚