This clam shell was found one early morning while walking on the shore of Antulang Beach Resort in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. The resort is on the edge of a cliff and you'd have to go down winding steps to the rocky shoreline where the waves are very strong. Its waters face southward to the Sulu Sea and an hour's boat ride brings you to the Apo island sanctuary where you can meet wild pawikans (sea turtles) swimming near the shore! It was a memorable experience.
The shell's inner surface is smooth and almost blemish free that it was very inviting to draw intricate designs on it. There was a larger shell specimen in the resort's lobby (about least 3 feet length), and this one is just a baby in comparison, only 8 x 4.5 inches.