Two little seashells that I found along the Florida shoreline, compliment each other nicely with stripes and spots.
If you go to the beach looking to collect nice big seashells – you know – the ones that you catch a glimpse of rolling around in the surf and just HAVE to have, but step over tiny beauties as you walk, you are missing out!
These two little sea shells were collected along the gulf coast of Florida. And they are small, only about 1/2 inch in length. I never knew what type of shells they were and really didn’t care, but eventually I became interested in shell names and found out their scientific names.
The one with lines or stripes is the “Natica Lineata” and the spotted one is the “Babylonia spirata”. They are sitting in sugar to simulate white sand, which I use for my photography since I no longer live near the sandy, Florida beaches. The panhandle area has nice, white sand, but the beaches where these shells were found are farther south, on Sanibel Island. In fact the beaches of Sanibel are mostly made of shells and shell fragments.
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