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Aug 17, 2012 12:58 PM

Atlantic Coast of Spain

I found this on the shore of a beach at Sancti Petri, Chiclana de la Frontera, Cadiz Province.


I thought it was a lovely big shell, went to pick it up and found it attached to a rather large heavy occupant!  It weighed at least a kilo and was about 4" round.  You can see some little bits of shingle seem to have adhered to the creature itself but it was basically a reddish brown and mottled.


Can anyone identify it please?


Photo attached


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