30 Jan 2016


From This Way Up, 1:40 pm on 30 January 2016
Helen Scales

Helen Scales Photo: Ria Mishaal

Marine biologist Helen Scales celebrates the beauty and usefulness of seashells in her book Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells.

As home to many molluscs and bivalves – lots of them delicious! – shells have been of great use and value to us humans over our history.

She talks with Simon Morton:

Giant clam

Giant clam Photo: Brian Hobgood CC 3.0

Thorny Oyster

Thorny Oyster Photo: Brian Hobgood CC BY-SA 3.0

Dardanus Pedunculatus hermit crab

Dardanus Pedunculatus hermit crab Photo: Brian Hobgood CC 3.0