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A Jenny Haniver is the carcass of a ray or a skate which has been modified and subsequently dried, resulting in a grotesque preserved specimen. For centuries, sailors sat on the Antwerp docks and carved these "mermaids" out of dried skates. They then preserved them further with a coat of varnish. They supported themselves by selling their artistic creations to working sailors as well as to tourists visiting the docks. Jenny Hanivers have been created to look like devils, angels and…

A Jenny Haniver is the carcass of a ray or a skate which has been modified and subsequently dried, resulting in a grotesque preserved specimen. For centuries, sailors carved these “mermaids” out of.

Arca pacifica

FAMILY:ARCIDAE, SPECIES:Arca pacifica, SeaShells For Sale, Conchological Seashells Encyclopedia. is the world's leading seashell company. With seashell related information for both expert and amateur collectors.

Murex Alabster ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-lll/

Murex Alabster ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-lll/

Ravine trapdoor spider. Cyclocosmia is a genus of spiders in the Ctenizidae family. The abdomen of spiders in this genus is abruptly truncated and ends in a hardened disc which is strengthened by a system of ribs and grooves. They use this to clog the entrance of their 7 to 15 cm deep vertical burrows when threatened.

This is a Ravine Trapdoor Spider. The scientific name is Cyclocosmia truncata Can you believe that this the back of a real spider? what a curious- and beautiful- little thing this is. A Ravine Trap Door Spider

Haliotis parva 49mm GEM- SPECTACULAR TOMATO RED LIVE RARE SUPERB BEAUTY

Lambis Scorpius is the common name for these conch shells. They are a beautiful species of large sea snail and are more delicate and pointed than …

Siratus beaui This most coveted deep-water murex shell was collected in a fish trap from 100 fathoms off Guadeloupe's leeward coast. Thes...

Siratus beaui This most coveted deep-water murex shell was collected in a fish trap from 100 fathoms off Guadeloupe's leeward coast. (Mexico) Makes me sad when we deplete any Mollusc

Heliacus (Heliacus) variegatus  (Gmelin, J.F., 1791)  Depressed/Variegated Sundial  Shell size  6 - 21 mm  SE Africa - Marquesas; New Zealan...

Heliacus (Heliacus) variegatus (Gmelin, J. New Zealan.