Friday, May 09, 2008

Spiny-Keeled Heart Cockle and Coral

I had no idea what the shells were called so I looked it up.

A type of Cardium, this is a completely heart shaped shell remarkable for it's elegant form and the singular flatness of it's valves. It is a whitish color, sometimes variegated with milky spots and sometimes though more rarely with pale rose color. Inhabits the Indian ocean , the coasts of Coromandel and the Persian Gulf.

5 comments:

Amy said...

A fancy name for something simply beautiful!

Libby said...

Are those from grammy's house?

Sally Anderson said...

No, they are Mom's. I brought her box of shells up and have been having a great time!

Libby said...

I can tell. :) I invited you to be an author for the GHS blog. I changed it up to 2006. I figure that is when 1 of the last real graduating classes graduated. I could be wrong. Will you let your buddies (Annie, Val, Shannon, Colette etc...) know about it? The more the merrier to be involved.

Lisa said...

Those shells are beautiful! How's the sampler going?