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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living fighting conch mollusk

See a Living Crown Conch Mollusk

At an island beach near the Ponce Inlet, on the central East coast of Florida, I discovered two of my favorite shells in shallow water. This is an area without many people (at least not when we visited) and whenever we visit I find some cool things. This day was no exception when I saw […]

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horned helmet shells

Identifying The Helmet Shells

As I mentioned in a previous post I came across a collection of seashells which included large “helmet” shells. Or, at least, helmets were my best guess. I was not familiar with the helmet species, and I’ve had to do some research on the various helmets, especially the kinds found here in Florida. After much […]

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seashell collection

Zana’s Seashell Legacy

Zana is my friend’s mom and she died not too long ago. She had been living with her daughter, my friend Judy, until her death. I was living in New Hampshire at the time, so I never got a chance to say good-bye to Zana (who had the coolest name ever!). But the other day […]

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