King Helmet Shell

A snorkeler takes a close look at a beautiful King Helmet shell

A snorkeler takes a close look at a beautiful King Helmet shell

 Eve finds and takes a closer look at a spectacular King Helmet shell while snorkeling off Babalua beach a while ago. They have a thick, glossy “shield” on the inside of the aperture on the bottom of the shell. This can be carved into cameos, and so they are sometimes called “cameo shells.

”King Helmet sea shells are shallow sandy bottom dwellers and feed mainly on sea urchins and starfish

”King Helmet sea shells are shallow sandy bottom dwellers and feed mainly on sea urchins and starfish

 

The King Helmet is a species of very large sea snail with a solid heavy shell.

The King Helmet is a species of very large sea snail with a solid heavy shell.

Keep a watch for these striking shells as you snorkel at various spots on Providenciales. The water is brilliantly clear and hopefully you’ll be able to find and enjoy seeing some of the great varieties of shells including the Queen Conch.
Marta
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