A: Barnacles – actually a type of arthropod related to crabs and lobsters, attach to rocks.
B: Dorsinia – a type of clam.
C: Sand dollar fragment – apparently called a sea biscuit in New Zealand, related to starfish.
E: Turret shell—straight shell with spiraled body, also called screw shells.
F: Top shell—shaped like a child’s spinning top, found in area between the tides.
G: Mussel—attaches to rocks and wharf piles. Also farmed commercially in New Zealand.
H: Worn remains of the lip of Ostrich Foot Shell—often found on the beach.
I: Spiny murex—when alive, has spines surrounding entire shell. This is a specimen with almost all its spines broken off.
J: Scallop—fan-shaped shell, almost circular with two ears at base, various colors ranging from reddish-brown to purple, can grow up to 6 inches in size.
K: Triangle Shell—heavy shell with triangular face on one side.
L: Pipi—abundant on sandy beaches.
M: Tuatua—buried in sand near low tide. Traditional favorite food of Maori.
N: Ostrich Foot Shell—apparently resemble the hoof-like foot of an ostrich. These are washed ashore by the thousands here after a storm.
O: Arabic Volute—chocolate zig-zag pattern on shell resembles Arabic letters.
P: Crab claw
Q: Limpet—limpets clamp onto rocks on the seashore with a strong grip. When the tide is in, they move around and feed.