Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Did you know that there really is such a thing as a Mermaid’s Purse. In various oceans particular bottom dwelling sharks lay encasements attached to seaweed with an embryo inside. Some encasements are spiral shaped and others in the shape of a purse thus the name Mermaid’s Purse. Off the coast of San Pedro the Swell Shark attaches such an encasement.
On your next walk along the shore take a little time to pull apart the seaweed washed ashore. You might find another treasure of the sea.
For Mermaid's Purse hunting sea glass and making sea glass jewelry is part of a bigger experience. It's about everything ocean, history, science, beauty, the allure and stories of coastal living.
In my stories with Ula (the benevolent mermaid) the Mermaid’s Purse has power for healing. Ula will be blogging her stories and adventures. Be checking back to find out when.
Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon artist/collector