How Is A Seashell Made?

A mollusk is the animal living inside a shell.  All mollusks begin as tiny creatures with genetic programming telling it how it will look – basically.  Just like we have characteristics of our parents, the shell begins life looking like it’s ancestors. As the snail inside grows, the mantle continues to add calcium carbonate and […]

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The Cowry Seashell

The cowry shell (also spelled ‘cowrie’) is popular on jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets and is found in varying sizes as you can see in the picture from Wikipedia.   This shell was widely used throughout the world as a form of currency. I found another interesting use for the cowry.  According to the “Shells […]

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