Tuesday 23 November 2010
The Necklace shell might look attractive and I used to think it had rather an attractive name until ..............
............. I discovered its true identity and the reason for its name. It is the Bonxie of the shell world. A hunting carnivore, it feeds on small sand-dwelling bivalves (shells made up of two halves) which it opens by drilling distinctive round holes through the shells. Still, let's not be too hard on them; after all, they do make it easier for us crafts people to make necklaces!