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Seashells - Gastropods

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submitted by Museum Administration on 17.10.2003

Three Rough Stars

Three Rough Stars
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Three Rough Star Shells, Astrea rugosa, in various stages of cleaning. At the top, an uncleaned shell as found in nature; to the left, a shell that has been cleaned with acid until the natural reddish-brown surface appears; on the right, further cleaning reveals a layer of creamy mother-of-pearl. Photograph © James Prineas, 2003

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