Right. Do you know anything about this?
Here's the source that prompted the post: a report from the Aquatic Resources Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
LINK: Melo Cultivation for Rare Orange
... unless I am the last on the planet to find out that these pearls can be cultured at all.
Any idea whether these are produced in controlled conditions on any scale already? The availability of production from the Melo experiment is unclear, but the article mentions Conch cultivation in Japan !?