A Gift From the Sea
at rest in between
sea and land, water and wind
shaping spanning time
This year was not a good one for collecting shells. But one morning on a walk along the beach, my daughters and I found, half-buried in the sand, a piece of what appears to be a sea turtle bone.
I drew it from both sides, and I also took photos.
Only in the close up can you see the subtle lines of the shell.
Once home I looked up sea turtle skeletons online.
Sea turtles are one of the few creatures to have both an internal and external skeleton.
And of course this must go in Nina’s turtle shell collection! I will give it to her the next time we meet for lunch.
You can read more about sea turtle anatomy here.