Some time ago I found this whelk while walking along the beach. Constant tumbling on the ocean floor had worn a half dollar size hole in the shell, but I kept it anyway because otherwise it was fairly well preserved.
Several days ago my grandson, Eakin, was looking at the shell, and he noticed something I had not seen. Lodged between the inner whorls is what appears to be a perfectly formed scotch bonnet. The smaller univalve is clearly visible from the hole in the whelk.
This may not be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but it is interesting, don't you think?
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Agnes Scott,
direct descendant of Agnes Scott for whom the women's college in
Decatur, Georgia is named. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062114.htm.