Shell Size and Age of Mollusk: Queen Conch

My mind has really been on boating and the water lately but now I am back to thinking about seashells, specifically the queen conch (Strombus gigas) and the creatures who live in them. Someone who read my  Seashell Identification page at Wizzley asked  how old my conch shell was.  I have a picture posted on […]

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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

Queen -or Pink- Conch Coloring Page

  Known as a “Queen”, “Pink” or “Caribbean” conch (pronounced “konk”). Please help yourself to a copy of this coloring page. This large conch is becoming endangered because of over fishing in the tropics for food and shell collecting.  My Experience With Big Seashells This seashell is not something I am likely to find in […]

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