After high winds for a few days last week, Sanibel Island had some interesting live creatures wash up on all of our shores like the MILLIPEDE STARFISH (aka- SEA STAR ;)) at the Sanibel Causeway and….
There were empty shells washing up too. Tom from Indiana found an JUNONIA off West Gulf!
Shellzam! It’s so beautiful.
Lots of shell EGG CASINGS were washing in at Gulfside City Park along with PEN SHELLS and SPONGES.
When the waters calmed down a bit, The Fabshellous Shell Squad was there to pick out some of the spectasheller treasures from the surf. It was fun to hang out discussing shellnanigans with Michelle, Julianna, Veronica, Laura and Rebecca because they like to talk in shelludricous shellanguage like I do. ;)
Clark scooped up a few ALPHABET CONES and a FLORIDA CONE. He even snapped a photo of them and sent it to me since I wasn’t near him on the beach to take the picture of them. He wanted me to put “Staff photo by Clark Rambo” haha
Cathy was finding lots of great shells too and even witnessed Clark taking more photos. (Staff photo by Clark Rambo heehee)
These were my three favorite shells I found last night at dusk at Gulfside- an ALPHABET CONE, DOSINIA and a gorgeous color BANDED TULIP.
The first and last photos in this post are especially beautiful Pam. Thanks for posting.
Gorgeous Junonia, well done Tom from Indiana.
And Pam, that final shot is really superb!!!
that starfish looks like he thinks he’s a spider!
The starfish looks like an octopus to me! Never saw one so large before! Oh, my
Thanks y’all! Hey, are y’all having trouble commenting? It’s weird that I had to approve a few comments that should be auto approved. Have things changed for y’all to comment?
7:38 I’m checking out the commenting now. I love that photo of your favorite shells!
The photo of the millipede starfish is really amazing too, because the wave seems to be doing the exact same dance that the sea star is doing!
Why do you thin the sea star was doing that?? Any ideas? It looks as if it is saying ouch! The sand is too hot for my feet!
He got washed up in a wave so I was gonna pick him up to put him back in the water when he started moving like that so I started snapping away. Yes!! Haha That was the coolest shot- the wave looks like the same pose – mirroring his spider man move. I actually called it a yoga pose on Instagram. Heehee
Gorgeous pictures! Tom really got himself a prized junonia. Please let Clark know that his humor is appreciated. I always check the weather for your area and noticed that winds were favorable for good shelling. Great finds once again!
I had to fill in my info and my message had to wait for approval on both of my comments. Could that be because I am on my laptop instead of my desktop computer?
I am away on Nevis right now, Shelling on my knees and elbows! :)
that was such an unusual starfish – so unique
Well Done Appentice Clark!! Hoping to catch up with you guys this summer…D&L
When we were on Sanibel in March, I found several dried sea stars off West Gulf. Now I know what they look like when they are alive. Always looking forward to my next shelling visit to Sanibel. My husband is crazy about shelling, too. That junonia is a beauty. I’ve never found even a piece of one.
Great staff photo Clark! That bottom photo is so beautiful Pam. We are planning our trip to Sanibel for this summer YAY! Looking forward to another shelling cruise. Any planned for July?
Great pictures. Love the dancing sea star and the last picture. I’ve had trouble writing comments-it’s very slow. I usually use my NOOK, but I’m now using my computer. Keep up the good work.
One thing I just noticed is that under my email address there are 5 listings with the correct one on the bottom. I tried deleting the incorrect ones, but the computer won’t let me.
Is that the same Tom from Indiana that found the albino lighting whelk in January?
You lucky duck!
I was the lucky winner of the junonia canvas and pray each trip to find one but guess I need more trips (lol)!! I’m voting for the sea star to be one of your next canvases! Simply exquisite!! How blessed we are to find such gifts from the sea!!!
WTG Tom! Absolutely LOVE your picture of the sea star Pam!
Wow on that huge Junonia! All your finds are just beautiful! I can’t wait to hit the beaches next week!
I absolutely love your site Pam!
I want to go to Sanibel so bad but the only problem I have is that I live in the Netherlands. And booking a hotel plus flight in the highseason is quite some money I probably won’t have for at least two years. But when I have enough, I will definitely book a shelling cruise!
Oh Pam, I know how you like to have fun with folks names and some words that reminds you of shells. So when I was reading your story about the Fabulous Shell Squad, in my minds eye, when I read the name Julianna, I read Junonia! I quickly thought, oh my I’m thinking like Pam! LOL
Haha it’s easy to catch, isnt it? :)