Medium size horse conch seashell

March Hermits in Medium Size Horse Conch

A chilly boat ride took us to Three Sisters, among other places, where we found interesting shells filled with hermit crabs. Often I have seen tiny horse conchs, and a few times we’ve seen massive horse conchs, but this horse conch was medium size. As I waded through the 62 degree water on a 60 […]

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cleaning horse conch

About The Florida Horse Conch Mollusk and Seashell

The horse conch is the Florida state shell. It is one of the largest shells to be found around the coastline and is the largest snail in North America. The horse conch is one of the spindle shells – family Fasciolariidae. They are thick and elongated. It looks like someone stretched the shell from both […]

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Live horse conch in ocean water

Found a Big Living Horse Conch, Exciting!

While out on the boat just the other day we were fishing the backwaters north of Mosquito Lagoon. It was low tide and my son wanted to fish in Oyster Bay because the oyster mounds would be easy to see and navigate. As we entered the bay area a large area of very shallow water […]

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crown conch seashell

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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