Sometimes I can remember where I found a certain special seashell. Sometimes I write it down in my ID book when I find it. The white baby’s ear shell was found at Ponce Inlet in March, 2018.
As for the other one-of-a-kind shells in my collection, I have no idea where I found them.
Left to Right:
- Baby’s Ear top and bottom. I believe it’s the “White Baby’s Ear” because it looks like the one at the Shell Museum site. Shells at the Inlet can be orange or black if left in the sand. This baby’s ear may have been white to begin with. The shell is about 3/4 of an inch long and is very flat.
- Broad ribbed cardita bivalve showing the underneath and top with it’s wide ribs. This shell is about an inch long. They are more likely to be found on the Gulf Coast, and that could be where I found this one.
- The Milk Moonsnail is shiny white and very rounded. This one is about 3/4 of an inch long. This shell and the baby’s ear are related to the Shark’s Eye shell I often see.
These are shells I rarely find in my area. They are also very small shells and would be very easy to overlook.
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