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!
Ohhh….you are such a whelk tease!!!!
I thought you might enjoy that! heehee
Never have I seen one,thanks for the photo :)
Thanks so much for the info….when looking at these, how can you tell them from the whelk cases? Hope the shells keep rolling in, we will be there a week from tomorrow!
In this post, the words “WHELK EGG CASES” is in a different color. Place your cursor over any word on any of my posts that look like it is a different color then the cursor turns into that little finger icon then is underlined. This means that it is a link to another page for more information. Try it! You’ll like it! There is so much more you have been missing if you haven’t clicked on some of the other links. If you click on this particular link it will show you what the whelk egg case looks like to compare the tulip egg case. Good luck and have fun!!! Let me know if you have problems.
what a lovely picture. I can’t stop looking at it. Thanks for all the info about the shells, I have never seen so many gorgeous ones all together like this naturally on the beach.
I have to confess. I borrowed this photo from you for my laptop background (the shells and water, not the whelk case, lol) when you posted it a few months ago. It is exactly what I like to remember about Sanibel. I cannot tell you how many people have asked me about this photo. It is my work laptop and when I give presentations or do webex meetings, people are always asking me about it and i always give you credit but I think I may also be finding a few more sanibel fans out there as well. People can’t believe that this is really what the beach on Sanibel looks like in places. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing it. It is my absolute favorite!!!
I don’t mind you borrowed it for your screen saver, I’m honored!!
Thank you for having some of the egg sacks on your sight. My husband and I belong to the Grand Strand Shell Club and needed names for some of the egg sacks that we display and educate the public on. I am also the editor of our newsletter and like to include any and all information I can find for our members.
i found that same egg sack at casperson beach in venice on 4-25-2012 someone said it was string rays egg sack??????so i dried it and today took it to show a friend and small shell started to fall out of it, came home went on your site and there is a picture of it almost same size. im so excited at my find…good shelling
Yay! I was wondering what kind of seashell egg casing I found on the beach the other day. Beautiful! Maybe next time there will be some tiny seashells in them.