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Here’s what the beach looked like in full daylight. It was not the biggest pile I’ve ever seen, nor the most prolific in terms of whole gastropods in tip-top shape, but it was pretty impressive.
So, here’s the whole haul after they gave up their beachy stink to the bleach bath. You can see that the majority crop today was lightening whelks. It’s amazing to me that I found so many paper figs intact, considering how violent the wave action had been during the high surf advisory.
Here’s that big lightening whelk laid out on the tape measure. I’m really happy with this fella. Tootie got one even bigger! Hoping she’ll post a few photos, too.
These are “junk” shells. Well, not really junk, but there are those shells that you get home and realize that you can’t get the barnacle off after all, or you find a fissure or a chunk missing or whatever. In my case, the majority of these will end up outside doing erosion control. My friend Chris uses “junk” shells to create arts and crafts stuff. She’s quite crafty, that Chris!
OK, so that was the Gustav adventure. I’m really happy with this haul, and glad that my friends think of alerting me when they see a big pile of lovely gifts from the sea! Insert clappy smiley guy here. 😀