bivalve shells

Jingle Shells aka Mermaids’ Toenails

Jingle shells (Anomia ephippium) are not hard to find on the beaches of Florida.  They can also be found from Massachusetts to Brazil according to my seashell ID book. They have been given the nickname “Mermaid’s Toenails” and I can see why.  They are wrinkled and polished looking and come in a variety of translucent […]

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Pictures of Seashells From Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is located on the west coast, the Gulf coast of Florida. It is well known as an excellent location for collecting seashells.  On the shores of Sanibel Island and neighboring Captiva, a wide variety of sea life and various types of shells wash up on shore.  I visited and stayed there twice in the […]

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