The Strawberry Conch Shell

This is the only Strawberry conch shell I have and I’ve been trying to find out about it for a while now. They can be all white outside or with marking like mine in these photos, but they all have a dark orange, red or pink inner lining with a dark brown or black border […]

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Painted Seashells: The Photo Shop Way

Through the magic of Photo Shop I have done something I’ve only dreamed of doing…painted a picture! I am very new to using Photo Shop but somehow managed to figure out how to turn a photograph of mine into a “work of art”. I know it’s not the same as having the talent to actually […]

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Jujonia Shell Poster

The jujonia shell can be up to 5 inches long and has distinctive dark brown, squarish markings.  From what I’ve read, not many are found on Sanibel Island that are in good shape and if one is found there, the finder gets his or her photo in the newspaper. I found this poster for sale at […]

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The Alphabet on Cone Shells

Harlan Wittkopf has had 35 years to find cone shells on the beaches of Sanibel Island and he has quite a nice collection of Alphabet cones.  In fact, his collection is so extensive (alphabet cones are fairly rare) that he can spell out the alphabet with markings on his cone shells.   He also has shells containing the numbers […]

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