PEOPLE USED TO BREAK THE TIP OFF BIG SEASHELLS AND USE THEM AS HEARING AIDS. AS THE SOUND GOES THROUGH THE SHELL ITS FORCED INTO A SMALLER AND SMALLER SPACE. WHEN THE SOUND WAVES ARE FINALLY FREED AT THE END OF THE SHELL THEY RAP MUCH HARDER ON THE EARDRUM. THE PATTERNS ON THE SHELLS ARE NOT ONLY COMPELLINGLY BEAUTIFUL BUT ALSO TELL A TALE OF BIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT. THE DECORATIVE PATTERNS ARE RECORDS OF THEIR OWN GROWTH WHICH FOLLOWS LAWS OF NATURE PATTERNS. IMPERIAL VOLUTE SEASHELL Cymbiola imperialis
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