Horse conch shell egg case

We normally see lots of WHELK EGG CASES on most of the beaches but we only see bits and pieces of HORSE CONCH EGG CASES and not even every day. This one is so huge I had to take a picture to show you that inside each of those little folds (that look like smooshed waffle ice cream cones) are our treasured HORSIE shells. I found this today at the lighthouse. The sky is so blue and the water is every shade of aqua……and there are shell piles building up. Look!

Whelk in a pile of shells at the lighthouse