“I was thinking, again, about children playing with shells in past times”
“I have a row of limpet shells on my desk”
“These included a specimen of the rare ‘Crusty Nautilus’ Allonautilus scrobiculatus, found in a drawer labelled ‘miscellaneous’ which is now on display with several other interesting mollusc specimens in The Gallery of the Sir Duncan Rice Library until June this year.” Assistant Curator, Hannah Clarke
The Mollusc Collection at the University of Aberdeen contains a diverse selection of 2550 specimens.
Many thanks to the wonderful Stronsay Limpet for permission to publish this account by Ian Cooper.