Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Thanet coast - pretty in pink

 
 
Most of the colours of seashells  found on the Thanet coastline do tend to be plain and those shells that have any tinge of colour do tend to fade once the animal inside has died and the shell is washed up on the strandline. However there is one species of shell that seems to hang on to its colour, and that is the Tellin  otherwise known as the Tellina . The colour range varies  from a bright pink to yellow and can be with stand being weathered by sand and tides longer than most sea shells. There are two types of Tellin that can be found around the Thanet coast, being the Baltic Tellin and the Thin Tellin . The number one spot for finding these in masses is to the left of the old hoverport slipway at Pegwell Bay Ramsgate. Second hot spot being Minnis Bay in Birchington .
Photographed are today's find from Pegwell Bay and these are the pick of the bunch that took about half an hour to pick up.

 
 

2 comments:

Don Wood said...

Nice one Tony I miss getting on to the head it's great when you post this stuff it jogs my memory.

Don Wood said...

How my spellchecker got head out of beach I don't know.