Take A Closer Look When Seashell Collecting

Finding unique seashells takes some close scrutiny of the sand around our feet.

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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…

How to Clean Seashells Controversy

One question that arises most often when talking about collecting seashells is, how to clean them. And before we get into that, let me say that I strongly suggest collecting EMPTY, UNOCCUPIED SEASHELLS ONLY. I actually came across an article at a certain site (I will not link to) that tells you how to kill…

Does Collecting Seashells Really Harm Beaches?

Don’t you feel guilty about collecting seashells? Apparently some people think you should. When I found this article entitled, “Hey Tourists: Leave Those Shells on The Beach Would Ya?” at the Care2.com site, I had to read it.  And then I shook my head. After all, I write about collecting seashells and that post is…

Finding A Sea Rock

On my recent Florida vacation I spent as much time as possible at the beach. And I always kept my eyes open for seashells, and other gifts from the sea. This little sea rock was a unique find. The east coast beaches of Florida, where I visited, is not known as a beachcomber’s paradise, but…