Shells

phew

phew

 Tansy has just spent a summer among archaeologists. During the recent stint on Haida Gwaii, Tansy and her companions clambered around on the foreshore looking for evidence of use by ancient peoples! When the crew stopped for lunch, human gum boots came off but Tansy continued looking for interesting things on the beach.

Abalone

Abalone

There are beautiful pearly shells of all shapes and sizes washed up on the beaches, including this lovely abalone…

Moon Snail

Moon Snail

…this moon snail,

Turban Snail

Turban Snail

and this pretty turban snail shell – with its periostracum missing.

Cockle

Cockle

This cockle was still half-buried in the sand…

geoduck

geoduck

Tansy sat in a half of a Geoduck shell!

Oyster

Mussel

Contemplated bathing in the rainwater-filled mussel tub,

 

 

Scallop

Scallop

And got snapped at by a scallop.

Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin

This was her favourite shell!

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10 thoughts on “Shells

  1. What wonderful finds for Tansy. I would assume her vocabulary of these zoological finds has increased tremendously. She’s been a great guide through Haida Gwaii and some of it’s wonders.

  2. just lovely photos…we were especially taken by the moon snail. Very appealing. Thanks for the lesson naming all the shells. We land locked Hitty folk appreciate this!

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