About to Bloom (Crown Conch)
5" X 7"
This is one of my favorite shells. It isn't broken. I thought that it was just developing strangely, but after "googling," it appears that this is typical for crown conchs. I'd describe it as the awkward middle school stage before they get the wonderful crown.
I had only seen the "grown" conchs below:
I'm off to a three day watercolor workshop, so my blog posts may be less informative....we will see!