Participating in Blogging from A-Z challenge (April 2016) with a sea-shore theme…
The argonauts (genus Argonauta) are a group of pelagic octopuses.
Commonly known as the “Paper Nautilus” the exquisite egg casing that the females secrete are a shell collector’s treasure.
Found in the Arabian Gulf during Paper Nautilus season, January-March, the empty shell cases wash up on the beaches.
Last year, having been gifted one, I joined in the hunt during the season. Squealing with excitement 6 times during the season, my treasures are proudly displayed. So far this year I have yet to find one….