I picked up this 8-capsule segment a few days ago. I cut the capsules open but there were no miniature whelks inside.
|Whelk Egg Cases|
Sometimes these egg cases are called Mermaid's Necklaces.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Civil War on the Outer Banks, Josephus Daniels, Jr, Secretary of the Navy during WWI, and his connection to Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022112.htm.