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Day 47. Wildlife

In September 2012 on September 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm


Last night a spring trip to Henley Beach for a play on the sand followed by salty fish and chips had a touch of the documentary about it.

In addition to observing multiple throngs of teenagers performing elaborate mating rituals, I found these beautiful conical shells. Their size is shown relative to a grain of basmati rice (bottom of the photograph).

My trusty tome Sea Shells of South Australia is en vacances at Yorke Peninsula at the moment, so I’m unable to identify them. Can anyone help with a positive ID?

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  1. Ah Henley waters…..I wish!

  2. Was thinking of you actually, was the first time we’d been back since you were here!

  3. The lovely staff at the South Australia museum have informed me via twitter (@SAMuseum) that these are “screw or Auger shells, live in sand/silt in seagrasses, v. common in both gulfs of SA.”

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