All of our Seashells are 100% Genuine, from sustainable and ethical sources, with a Certificate of Authenticity
Natural blue limpet shell with distinctive radiating markings and iridescent interior. Shells are supplied as a “pick ‘n mix” of sizes making them idea for crafts and interior/exterior decoration. The shells have been thoroughly cleaned and are suitable for table decoration.
The majority of limpet species can be found adhering to rocks or other hard surfaces and once covered by algae they can often closely resemble the surface itself
Limpets usually live in the intertidal zone and remain safely attached both during severe wave action and in direct sunlight during low tide.
Interestingly some species return to the same spot on the rock just before the tide recedes. In such species, the shape of their shell often grows to match the contours of the rock helping it to adhere more securely
Limpets are cooked and eaten in many different parts of the world, for example: in Hawaii and Portugal limpets are considered a delicacy.SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen you receive will be representative by that in photo, we would always recommend the Actual as seen version of this item.