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california mussel- outside

exploring the west coast beaches one find many giant mussel shells strewn across the sand. these discarded shells are often wave-beaten and worn, revealing many layers of colour, nearly black, shades of blue and grey, purples and shimmery white. the california mussel can reach lengths of about 10" - this all hand stitched half of a shell is about 7".

 

fog and swell: mussels

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Taken on June 10, 2011