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Snapshots

  1. background

    Snapshot Title: background
    Taken by: Dror Yaron

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 3 issue 6



  2. Reticulated pattern on shell - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Reticulated pattern on shell - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    On inner surface of shell fragment, which is seldom observed.



  3. Glossy gastropod - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Glossy gastropod - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Sheen still present.



  4. Umbonium - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Umbonium - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Buttons come in black too!.



  5. Ribbed clam - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Ribbed clam - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

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  6. Ark clam - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Ark clam - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

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  7. Predator's signature - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Predator's signature - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    This hole was drilled by a predator mollusc like the Moon Snail. Its near circular hole is bevelled at the edges. Not due to sand erosion.



  8. Artifacts

    Snapshot Title: Artifacts
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    These bright lines were caused by creases in the thin plastic sheet (ClingFilm) that I used to line and protect my scanner platen. Of no significance.



  9. Ark clam - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Ark clam - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    A bivalve



  10. Another fragment of sponge/coral? - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Another fragment of sponge/coral? - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Different pattern from the previous.



  11. Lattice-like structure from coral/sponge? - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Lattice-like structure from coral/sponge? - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

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  12. Moon snail - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Moon snail - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Naticidae. Characteristized by deep umbilicus pit. This is an aggressive predator, drilling through other mollusc prey with its file-like tongue or radula.

    www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/mo Will open in a new tab or window...



  13. Coral polyps? - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Coral polyps? - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

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  14. Pebble - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Pebble - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    One of the few non-organic fragments, probably less than 10%.



  15. Venus clam - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Venus clam - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

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  16. Scallop - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Scallop - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Used in the logo for the Dutch petroleum company Shell.



  17. Button shell - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Button shell - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Umbonium spp.



  18. Very tiny shell - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Very tiny shell - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    <1mm, larval stage of a gastropod.



  19. Tiny wentletrap - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Tiny wentletrap - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    The larger specimens of wentletraps were once highly prized among western collectors.



  20. Tiny moon snail - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Tiny moon snail - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

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  21. Another tiny gastropod - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Another tiny gastropod - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Prob about 2mm in length.



  22. Highly variable button shells - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Highly variable button shells - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    These umbonium specimens display high degree of phenotypic variability or polymorphism.



  23. Predator marks - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Predator marks - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Note the crcular holes in the gastropod on the left and the bivalve on the right. These are made by predator molluscs (snails), which probably the death of these individuals.



  24. Tusk shell - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Tusk shell - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Another species which is more curved and generally shorter than the other tusk shell.



  25. Tusk shell - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Tusk shell - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    with linear striations running longitudinally along lenth.



  26. Tiny bivalve - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Tiny bivalve - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Approx 1mm across.



  27. Sea urchin spine - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Sea urchin spine - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Rod stretching Diagonally from top left to bottom right.



  28. Button shells - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Button shells - nearbynature
    Taken by: eyap

    Image: Tropical Asia - Beach Shingle, Singapore
    Image Owner: eyap



    Description:

    Button snail
    Umbonium vestiarium
    Family Trochidae
    www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/mollusca/gastropoda/trochidae/umbonium.htm Will open in a new tab or window