I found this broken shell today on the beach and it just blew my mind. Nature is absolutely flipping incredible.
I started looking up how shells are made and the mollusc chap who made this shell did so using secretions from his body and as he grew his shell got longer and longer. So the newest part of the shell is where the body of the mollusc pops out of its shell. Seashells are made from calcium carbonate and different kinds of molluscs in alternate environments with varied diets result in the multitude of shapes and colours of shells.
Please can we just look at how perfect this spiral structure is.
Imagine building this from body secretions. Guys. Come on. That’s just spectacular. You’d think I had never seen a sea shell.
Sharkys.....it’s been real 🤟🏻🦈 Exploring more of marine life these past few days 🐠 Those of you who know I’m on my quest for finding crystals & shells to turn into silver jewellery for @behindtheseeyesboutique just think consciously when buying/sourcing for your fashions. Whilst diving we have found so many of these conch shells being pulled out of the waters to slice in half for the famous pink conch shell jewellery. Remember life still inhabits these type of shells. Take a moment to think before you buy and source ethically 🐚🐚🐚
This is what I managed to shove into my pockets on this mornings hunt. My backpack is next and there's not a box big enough to help me sort it out lol this is usually how I do things. I pour everything a flat box and sort out the trash from the treasures, then pull the seaglass out next so it can dry and I can determine where to sort them. Next I go for my favorites of the day and pull out my keepers. Then I sort the types of shells into their respected categories. Followed by tossing any that I broke (which happens all the time) and I cry (jk) lol So many #treasures and only a tiny bit of #trash today which makes for an easier sorting 😍