We had a real treat tonight! We took a ride on the Fort Myers Princess Cruises cruise boat to watch the sunset over our sweet Sanibel.
I couldn’t help but take lots of pictures since I don’t get to see her from the water at sunset that often.
This beach in the above photo is where I found the ROSE PETAL TELLINS yesterday…. if you walk to the right about 20 yards.
Speaking of those ROSE PETAL TELLINS, yesterday Kelli had asked what the difference was between these shells and COQUINAS. Well here they are together so you can identify the differences yourself. See ? The ROSE TELLINS are a little fatter along with the shape and hinge position. Also, the ROSE PETAL TELLINS can grow to over four times the size of COQUINAS. Here is another view of the insides of both shells….
My photograph on yesterday’s post, was a little deceiving because I didn’t shoot the shells flat so you couldn’t see how wide they were. I didn’t have a pink COQUINA handy to show you the inside color but this will show the difference in shapes and lines from the inside view. Now you can see a big difference? Hope this helps!
The rose petal tellin is my new fave shell. I never thought of going bayside shelling. I always thought I would only find live shells. (MK got my brain to whirring) The sunset colors are spectacular. I get motion sick even on a little cruise like that so I just avoid them altogether. Looks like fun.
Lovely sunset shots! Gotta get myself to the beach for a sunset soon…
Amazing sunset photos. Can’t wait to see it again in person (28 days! but who’s counting?). Keeping my fingers crossed for good shelling for everyone!
Yes, bay side is good for rose petal tellins!
Thanks so much Pam! I loved seeing the difference and learned something new – as always! It’s obvious when they are together just how different they really are. I can’t wait to go look through all my little “Coquina’s” that I put in one spot and see if there are actually some that are Tellins!