Beach Glass, Seashells and Sea Creatures in Photos

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am still getting settled in my new place, but soon I will be out on the beach and boat finding new things to share on my blog. For now, enjoy these photos from the public domain. Find them all at the Pixabay site. Each one has a link to the photographer…

Photos of the Cross-barred Venus Shell

In my collection, the little white clam shells with brown splotches are named “Cross-barred Venus” (Chione cancellata). They are fairly small – up to 1 3/4 inches (4.4cm) long, and are easy to identify because of the ridges that run concentrically around the shell over the splotchy brown markings. The lines can sometimes be very…

Ridges on the Olive Shell

The animal that lives inside the Olive Shell (family Olividae), has a powerful “foot” that helps it burrow down into the sand and hide in order to grab it’s pray as it passes by. They feed on bivalves (mostly shells with 2 halves) and crabs. I took this close up photo to show the distinct ridges at…