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Pupu shells

Lunella smaragdus (synonym, Turbo Smaragdus)

Description:

Lunella smaragdus (formerly known as Turbo smaragdus) sea snail, with it's green operculum...Those operculums are called Pupu (or "Cat's Eye"), and they can be found in thousands washed in the nearby beaches, after the snails die...Their original color is green, but after sometime in the sea and the sun, they start fading...

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Porirua, New Zealand

Spotted on Oct 11, 2012
Submitted on Oct 11, 2012

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