cockle shells underside

Collecting Seashells: Grouping the Bivalves

The bivalve seashells, or shells that come in two parts or halves, can be similar in appearance, but not all bivalves are “clams”. I’m not scientifically minded, but I’ve been learning the difference between the shells I collect and photograph. I’ve gathered some photos of the more common bivalves I see on beaches and in […]

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collection of calico scallop shells

Scallop Shells Collected on the East Coast

While photographing my newly collected shells the other day, I decided to re-photograph my pretty scallop shells. Florida waters can contain a variety of types of scallops, but the shells I find over here on the east coast are mainly the Atlantic Calico Scallop. While beachcombing in my area of Florida, the best shells are […]

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