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…

Pictures of My Florida Seashells

I’m writing this to try out the WordPress photo gallery feature so I thought I’d try to add some of my seashell photos and try it out. I like this photo gallery and plan to use it more often. For now, I’ve added a few of my Florida seashell pictures.  

The Jewel Box Seashells Are Leafy, Spiny and Corrugated

This is a picture of my spiny jewelbox seashells. I don’t have many and they are simply call Spiny Jewelbox (Arcinella cornuta). They are white with spikes or ridges (if the spikes have worn down) and the inside is pinkish.  These are found on both Florida coasts, but mainly along the Gulf Coast and Keyes…

Florida Fighting Conch Coloring Page

The Florida fighting conch shell is a thick and heavy feeling shell.  It can vary in color from almost white on the outside to brownish purple.  Contrary to it’s name, it does not like to pick fights.  The animal inside uses it’s long foot to “hop” and pull itself along in the sand or to…

The Whelks of Florida

The Whelk shells of Florida are widely collected and they can be some of the largest shells you’ll find on Florida beaches. (Don’t collect them if they are inhabited.) The Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica), Channeled Whelk (Busycon canaliculatum), Pear Whelk (Busycon spiratum) and Lightning Whelk (Busycon contrarium) can all be quite large – the Pear…