Infatuated With The Nautilus Shell

girl holding seashell
Art by Strangeling

The amazing artwork of strangeling, aka Jasmine Becket-Griffith, features the chambered nautilus seashell. The artist admits in the description of the piece pictured here, that she “loves to paint them” and she does a fantastic job of it too!

I am not a painter, and have always loved to see what talented people can do with some brush strokes and I’ll admit that Jasmine’s sea themed pictures are alluring.

Her style is gothic, and although I am not into goth, many of her pieces are so pretty.  I also love the one entitled “By the Seaside” which has two little ocean fairies playing with shells at the shore.

Read more about the Chambered Nautilus sea creature.

The Huge Lion’s Paw Seashell


Lion's Paw Scollop
Image by photoholic1 via Flickr


The Lion’s Paw (Nodipecten nodosus) is a scallop shell, but a large and colorful one with sculpted ridges and bumps in a fan pattern resembling a paw.  Coloring can be orange to red or purple. It can be 6 inches (15.2 cm.) long and is sought after by collectors because of these characteristics.
It can be found on the eastern U.S. coast in water 30 – 160 feet deep from the Carolinas to the West Indies and Brazil.
source: National Audubon Society’s Field Guide to Shells

Seashell Identification

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