I did not find this whelk shell (on the link provided), but I have started following a blog written by a lady (pam) who is lucky enough to actually live on Sanibel Island on the gulf coast of Florida and she is the one who found the foot long whelk shell.
Her blog is so wonderful – one of the best I’ve seen – and since she goes shelling just about every day, in the 3rd best place in the world to do so, she has tons of info and photos of shells on her blog.
Please don’t leave me! But do check out her blog.
Just click here and see her fabulous whelk and other ocean creatures.