Shells I Found on New Smyrna Beach

I took advice from the research I’ve done about shelling and pocketed some little seashells from my recent trip to New Smyrna Beach. I found living mollusks inside their shells, like this little shark’s eye shell, which I photographed and left alone.  There were only a few shells down by the water, so I did […]

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Pictures of My Florida Seashells

I’m writing this to try out the WordPress photo gallery feature so I thought I’d try to add some of my seashell photos and try it out. I like this photo gallery and plan to use it more often. For now, I’ve added a few of my Florida seashell pictures.  

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Check the Shore For Seashells After Hurricane Irene Passes

After hurricane Irene comes by and does her damage to the east coast, one thought to make you smile is that possibly the seashells washed ashore will offer a nice variety. The churning ocean water will most likely dredge up some empty shells (and other things) and deposit them along the beaches. Even in Florida, […]

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Seashell Identification – Is This a Wentletrap?

I have a long, spiral shell with golden brown markings that I found along the Florida coastline. I’m not sure if it was found on the Gulf coast or on the beaches south of Daytona. I honestly don’t remember where most of my sea treasures came from, but we headed to the east coast beaches […]

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Jingle Shells aka Mermaids’ Toenails

Jingle shells (Anomia ephippium) are not hard to find on the beaches of Florida.  This picture shows my collection.  They can also be found from Massachusetts to Brazil according to my seashell book. They have been given the nickname “Mermaid’s Toenails” and I can see why.  They are wrinkled and polished looking and come in […]

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