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A Starfish / Sea Star Collection

It’s not unusual for stores to sell starfish and other shells to tourists and locals. Coastal communities cater to people who want to decorate with a tropical vibe and beach shells fit that theme. But where did those starfish and seashells come from? In most cases they were collected alive. When I traveled to Florida […]

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Is It Okay To Purchase Shells At Shops?

If you are vacationing with the family near the beach and come across a “Shell Shop”, the kids start begging you to take them in and buy some souvenirs. Do you stop? Is it okay to purchase shells at a shop? After all, where do they get all those shells? Whether you would say “yes” […]

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