Sunday, June 14, 2009

Seashell of the Week #6

This week's seashell of the week is a favorite among many of my shelling friends. The specimen in back is the largest in my personal collection and measures 11.5-inches. I found this one in the early 1980's in the bay across from my home in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. The smallest one I have doesn't even measure a quarter of an inch! Do you know what it is?

We are at the half way point of my seashell competition. Remember, the winner gets their choice of mousepads from my Zazzle store. Good luck!

11 Thoughtful Comments:

Unknown said...

Those two beauties are lightening whelks.

Shellbelle said...

Congratulations Pam, you are this week's winner!

Be sure to visit Pam at her blog: and take a look at her miniatures, they are amazing! Look at the shell cabinet in her beach house to see some of the tiniest shells on the planet!

Thanks for playing Pam, hope to see you again.

Unknown said...

Well,darn!I see I have to either get up early or stay up late to beat Pam.

Beach House Dreamer said...

Wow, what a beautifully polished species. No clue.

Shellbelle said...

Sorry Chris and Jon, I had a few emails from readers saying that I was posting when they were asleep and didn't have a chance to play…it's that time zone thing. So, I'm changing up the time I post, but it's always sometime between 5am and 10pm EST on Sundays. Makes it a little more exciting, don't you think? Or is it just annoying? lol

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Sierra said...

Lightening whelks...such a beautiful name for such a lovely shell!

Martha said...

What an awesome little blog you have here! Nothing beats the beach! :-)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi :)


I have no clue at all. Looking at the lovely shells I can only say that the big one is fully opened and the other one is not.

I have been told that if a big shell like the one you have shown is placed close to the ear, one can hear the sound of the sea.

Lovely photo.

Have a nice day:)

The Fajdich Times said...

I love looking at your blog! Wish I was at the beach:)

Anonymous said...

That shell is amazing. No idea. Wish I knew! Your blog is like an escape for those not by the beach!

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!


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