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Ram's Horn

Ram’s Horn

Spirula is a deep-water cephalopod. Its internal shell, known as ram’s horn shell, is a buoyancy organ of this mollusc, made up of numerous chambers. These pretty spiral shells are extremely lightweight, and Lots of them are found along our beaches (here on the black sand at Piha).

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  1. William Kendall

    It certainly does make for a visually interesting subject!

  2. Gemma Wiseman

    An impressive piece of life from the sea. Stunning macro.

  3. Dragonstar

    I love this! I can even see a bubble inside. I like the gleam against the gritty black sand.

  4. LonettA

    Excellent macro shot!

  5. RobertN

    Beautiful b&w.

  6. artmusedog and carol

    Fantastic and creative shot of one of nature’s sea creatures ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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