Kōrero: Shellfish

Oyster spat

In this video clip an oyster releases its spat (sperm) into the water. Nearby female oysters draw in the sperm cells in water currents and fertilisation occurs within her body. There the eggs develop and hatch as tiny larvae, which spend two to four weeks within her mantle cavity before crawling away to settle nearby.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Dredge oysters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/8028/oyster-spat (accessed 26 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006