A behind-the-scenes look at our volute collection

Photo Galleries | Updated 2 days ago

Two baler shell specimensBaler shell specimens which belong to the species Melo miltonis
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Two Western Australian baler shell specimensBaler shell specimens collected from the Kimberley, WA; species Melo amphora
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
A baler shell specimenBaler shell specimen which belongs to the species Melo miltonis
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
A foreign baler shell specimenBaler shell specimen collected from Indonesia; species Melo aethiopica
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
A baler shell specimenBaler shell specimen which belongs to the species Melo miltonis
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
A Western Australian baler shell specimenBaler shell specimen collected from the Kimberley, WA; species Melo amphora
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Four foreign volute specimensVolute specimens collected from the Philippines; species Cymbiola vespertilio
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Four foreign volute specimensVolute specimens collected from Papua New Guinea; species Cymbiola rutila
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
A Western Australian shell specimenVolute specimen collected from the Kimberley, WA; species Cymbiola oblita
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Several volute specimensVolute specimens; species Cymbiola oblita
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Two Western Australian volute specimensVolute specimens which belong to the species Cymbiola nivosa
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
A foreign volute specimenVolute specimen collected from Singapore; species Volutocorona nobilis
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
A foreign volute specimenVolute specimen collected from Malaysia; species Voluta nobilis
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Two foreign volute specimensVolute specimens which belong to the species Volutocorona imperialis
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
An Australian volute specimenVolute specimens collected from the Northern Territory; species Voluta bednalli
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Five volute specimensVolute specimens; species Amoria undulata
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum
Four Western Australian volute specimensVolute specimens collected from the Kimberley, WA; species Amoria damoni
Photo by Jessica Scholle, image copyright WA Museum

This small photo gallery gives a behind-the-scenes look into the volute collection. It will be enhanced in the near future with a Smartphone and tablet app that the Western Australian Museum is currently developing. This Smartphone and tablet app will reveal what happens behind-the-scenes at the Museum, explaining the research performed and showcasing our collections.

The Western Australian Museum is developing a variety of new products for our audiences, and invites you to give your opinion about this app project by answering a short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wam-science-app

Thank you for your contribution.

The WA Museum would like to thank Hugh Morisson, Honorary Research Associate, who assisted with some of the specimen identifications.