cuttlefish shells

This pile of cuttlefish shells  was at the western end of Dep's Beach on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.  I stumbled upon them whilst I was on a late afternoon  poodlewalk with Kayla and Maleko. I presume the shells  had been collected and piled up  by kids during the recent school holidays.

I came across  the shells  around the time of this excursion to Granite Island. The shells  were packed up between  the rocks in deep shade.    

colour

I   wandered around exploring the western edge of Deps Beach  whilst  waiting for Suzanne to finish chatting with a friend  one Sunday morning.  I started  photographing the various strips of seaweed lying in the sand with my makeshift macro camera:   

I was fascinated by the colour of these  seaweed strips  in the early morning light. I had never seen this type of seaweed before. It was all over the sand at the western edge  of the beach.