Friday, July 18, 2008

What are these?

I have no idea at all what these are. My first thought was sand dollars. Then I began to suspect these could be some plastic thingies that were washed ashore or that people threw on the beach. Any idea?

This is the view from above

When I turned it

This is the underside of another one, which obviously differed from that in the last photo.

This is another one - probably similar to the first one before the brown coloration began disappearing.

A blue one!

Any ... yet another color - could all these be somebody's dress buttons?


Mosura said...

Beautiful whatever they are. My suggestion is the remains of Porpita sp.

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

How are you? Alan.

I have just looked up Porpita on the net. These creatures seem to fit the description for Porpita - especially the blue one. And their sizes fit the description too.

So they are not dress buttons; they are blue buttons!

Thanks, mate.