Ama woman dives into the sea for the cultured pearls at Toba Pearl Island.
Other more efficient methods are now used in Japan for retrieving pearls.
Image ID: fish5152, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Toba Pearl Island, Japan
Photo Date: 2000
Photographer: Dr. John Supan, Louisiana State University
Category: Fisheries/Aquaculture/Pearl Culture/
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