Sunday, July 12, 2009

Seashell of the Week #10

I can't believe it's week #10 of my seashell game already! I posted my first seashell photo on the second day of this blog, so I know my blog is also into week ten. Amazing, I've met so many wonderful bloggers and have had such fun, the time has just flown by.

For those who may not have been here before, this competition has a giveaway to the person who gets the most right answers first in twelve weeks. The winner gets to choose the mousepad of their choice from my Zazzle store and I have a few new ones that will be added in the next few weeks.

Previously I have always posted the photo at a random time each Sunday. After a little input from a few folks playing along, I've decided I will be hitting "publish" at precisely 2:00 pm EST every Sunday.

With that said, here is this week's seashell, do you know what it is?

13 Thoughtful Comments:

Pam said...

Turkey wing or ark

CrazyCris said...

hey! I know this one!!! I saw it in my zoology labs! (or its Mediterranean cousin)

Here we call it "arca de Noé" (Noah's Ark), possibly Chama noachima

check this:

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=104795&imageID=563221&word=Rumpf%2C%20Georg%20Eberhard&s=3&notword=&d=&c=&f=4&k=0&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&total=63&num=40&imgs=20&pNum=&pos=46

Florida Sue said...

It is an Atlantic turkey wing, I think. I have one in a collection on my coffee table.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Turkey wing (zebra arks)~~~

Did you know that the arched shell-gap opposite the umbo in these arks marks the opening where byssal threads anchor them to the bottom? I didn't either but that's what my shell book says:~)

This is the first I've seen of this shell game...wish I had seen it earlier :~(

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Tiki Girl,

I saw that someone had visited my blog from yours so I stopped by. Thank you for listing me as one of your artsy favorites! Your Zazzle shop is great. I just started one and am going to promote its grand opening this week.

See you around the beach.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Hi All Y'all, thanks for stopping in today. I had to get some yard work done today, so I'm just checking in and I see that Pam got it right first again! Congrats Pam!

Chris, I love the vintage shell engraving you sent the link for — very cool, don't you just love NYPL archives? Your shell would be in the Arcidae Family, the species found in Florida is Arca zebra. Does your have stripes like the one here?

Yes Sue, your right also. They are an interesting addition to shell collections and as you know very common here in Florida.

Interesting info Vicki, I didn't know that. Sorry you didn't know about the game, but I'm going to be doing it again, there are a lot of shells out there! : )

Suzanne, I'm so excited you dropped in, I love your art and you're a displaced Cali Gal living in Georgia! I'm going now to leave a comment on your blog. Can't wait to see your Zazzle store, I know it will be amazing!

Turquoise Diaries said...

My knowledge is very limited on shells so following your game will be a learning experience for me..

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I'm glad you will be following and that you're interested in learning the names of all these gorgeous shells, that was one of the reasons I decided to start the game.

I meet tourists on the beach here inn Florida and they always enjoy knowing the names of what they're packing in their suitcase to take home.

Maya said...

This one was a newbie for me..., never seen before. Interesting.

Regina said...

I love the sea shells.
I haven't been here for awhile:)
Enjoy you week Rhonda.
Regina

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm not sure, lady. Can't figure this one out. Hmmmm....

XO,

Sheila :-)

OceanDreams said...

Aww, so pretty! I have always enjoyed learning new sea shell names. Thanks!

CrazyCris said...

I'm afraid that's the first time I've dipped a toe into the archives! I just googled "arca de noé" found a latin name and then googled that! :p

and I don't remember if ours have stripes... was a long time ago. It's actually very rare to find any kind of seashells on our coast! :o(

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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