A Day on the Indian River Turns Up a New Discovery

We went out on the boat yesterday, my son and I, and ended our day at Three Sisters, which is a group of three islands in the Indian River backwaters. The tide was coming in so there was no sand showing, but it was shallow enough to walk and search for shells.  We were the…

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…

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…

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…