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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Shell Size and Age of Mollusk: Queen Conch

My mind has really been on boating and the water lately but now I am back to thinking about seashells, specifically the queen conch (Strombus gigas) and the creatures who live in them. Someone who read my  Seashell Identification page at Wizzley asked  how old my conch shell was.  I have a picture posted on […]

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lightning whelk mollusk shell

The Lighting Whelk Has a Unique Feature

The lightning whelk seashell (Busycon sinistrum) lives anywhere along the coastline of Florida. When I visited Sanibel Island there were many living whelks just offshore. I live on the East coast of Florida and have also found many lightning whelks – small ones – with hermit crabs inside. Don’t collect shells which are inhabited by […]

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