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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living fighting conch mollusk

See a Living Fighting 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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