crown conch seashell

Shells I Found on The Muddy Flats

I am beginning to sound like a broken record, but all the shells I found were occupied by hermit crabs, so the best I could do was get some photos. While traveling the backwaters of the Indian River, we came up behind the islands known as Three Sisters. Since I love to walk along the […]

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Shell Inside a Shell, Could it Be a Baby Horse?

Recently I decided to clean up my seashells.  Honestly, I’ve never made a big production out of cleaning my seashells – just rinsed them well in fresh water and let them dry.  I have collected a few good ones while out on the Gheenoe and the few times I’ve been over to the beach. Finally […]

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Seashell Identification: About the Florida Crown Conch

The Crown Conch (Melongena corona) seashell, sometimes called a King’s Crown , is one I see often when out on the islands beach-combing.  Because of it’s distinctive pointy spikes around the outer swirls of the shell, I can easily recognize it. It’s a pretty shell with horizontal brown, reddish or gray, and off-white stripes on the […]

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