Black Turban Shells in San Diego

Black turban shells 11-2015 W

BLACK TURBAN SHELLS fill the tide pools in San Diego.  When they are alive, they cover the rocks at low tide like some sort of barnacle.  After they have died, they become homes for tiny blue-legged hermit crabs.  They are one of my favorite shells.  This watercolor shows them with a branch of seaweed & some strands of eel grass.

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