is a newly discovered species of sea snail—very beautiful—pearly with a bright yellow stripe! It is 3-4mm in length.
Oil paint and mica powder on panel.
This vignette shows the following species as they live on the whale bone and sediment surrounding the skeleton, plus “blow-ups” of each species: AMPHARETID
TUBE WORM (a Polychaete which inhabits the deep sea); WHITE GALATHEID
CRAB baby on the tube worm; a PARASTICHOPUS
SEA CUCUMBER (2′ in length); HYALOGYRINA
(orange sea cucumber)