A Word a Week: Shell

Abalone shell

Abalone shell

Abalone is a prized commodity in the coastal towns of Northern California. But there are stringent rules in abalone fishing. It is legal to harvest north of the mouth of San Francisco but illegal south of it and there are limits as to the size and quantity one can get.

One has to read the rules before you should go fishing for abalone. Not to mention that they are dangerous to get.

I haven’t tasted a freshly caught abalone. I heard it tastes good and their shells are beautiful.


Above are empty abalone shells at the Whalers Cabin Museum in Point Lobos.

My entry to Sue Llewellyn’s photo challenge for the week: Shells.

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2 Responses to A Word a Week: Shell

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    Such beautiful shells. I would love to find some of these! šŸ™‚


  2. bebs1 says:

    I think abalone involves deep diving and I read some people lose their lives because of strong currents. The shells are big, bigger than a man’s palm and iridescent that’s why they are so valuable.


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