Sunday, September 25, 2011

Museum: Skeletons of the Sea

Photos by Dr Abe V Rotor

Tambuli shell used as bull horn by sea dwellers

Giant shell (Strombus goliath)

Kapis shell from which the name Capiz was derived. Once used extensively for kapis window during the colonial era

Giant Sea Urchin. The spines are made into wind chime

Skeletons of barnacles

Collection of shells, Museum of Natural History, UPLB Laguna

Staghorn coral

Skull of right whale, Museum of Natural History UPLB

1 comment:

Kalippulako said...

Tambuli is the local name for the Indo-Pacific trumpet shell. the other picture shown is that of the ventral part of the Cassis cornuta which endemic to the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region and not the strombus goliath which is endemic to the Atlantic region.