Medium size horse conch seashell

March Hermits in Medium Size Horse Conch

A chilly boat ride took us to Three Sisters, among other places, where we found interesting shells filled with hermit crabs. Often I have seen tiny horse conchs, and a few times we’ve seen massive horse conchs, but this horse conch was medium size. As I waded through the 62 degree water on a 60 […]

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Anchored at Three Sisters in January

Second Stop on Our January Boating Trip – Three Sisters

Once we finished up at our first stop (read that post here), we boated up to Three Sisters which is a small group of mangrove islands in the backwater area of the Indian River. The tide was going out, which is my favorite time to beach-comb. We parked in behind the island and I searched […]

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channeled whelk

Amazingly Detailed Spire of the Channeled Whelk

Some days spent out on the water can be so worth it. When I found this little channeled whelk on an island beach, it made my day….! I took loads of photos to capture the memory, and decided to share some of them here. This is not a shell I see regularly in my area, […]

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Sharks eye seashell

About the Shark’s Eye Seashell

One of my favorite seashells to come across is the Shark’s Eye. The slightly flattened, round shape makes it unmistakable, but often the shells I find are covered in mud and guck. Below is a Shark’s Eye crusted over with hard mud. The Shark’s Eye has the scientific name “Neverita duplicata” and is the family […]

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juvenile horse conch shell

Small Seashells Can Be Tricky to Identify

Whenever I have found a longish little brown shell out in the backwater shallows, I have assumed it was a baby horse conch. After studying my “Florida’s Living Beaches” book I see that I must have been wrong in some cases. I will go back through my blog posts to see if I have mis-named […]

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