Pink Conch

Shells in Sun Will Fade

The beautiful coloring of shells won’t last forever and especially if you put them outdoors in the sun.  I have learned this the hard way! I bought a couple of large pink conchs about 20 years ago (I no longer buy seashells) and I’ve been putting them on my sunny porch railing in summer.  Lately […]

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The Demise of the Pink Conch

The Pink or Queen Conch (Strombus gigas), can grow to be a foot or more in length and has a smooth pink interior. The shell is in danger of disappearing because of its collection as a beautiful decoration and for using the animal to eat! Have you ever eaten conch? I have not.  In Florida […]

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Queen Conch Shells

The queen conch (pronounced “konk”), or pink conch, is becoming endangered.  The strombus gigas can grow to be quite large and has a pearly pink inside. The shells I own (in the photo below) were purchased many years ago at a shell shop…can’t even remember where, but probably on Sanibel Island or Fort Meyers in […]

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