seashell collection identification

One of a Kind Shells in My Collection

Sometimes I can remember where I found a certain special seashell. Sometimes I write it down in my ID book when I find it. The white baby’s ear shell was found at Ponce Inlet in March, 2018. As for the other one-of-a-kind shells in my collection, I have no idea where I found them. Left […]

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Collecting and Buying Real Sea Glass

Collecting your own sea glass assures you it’s real, but buying on line may give you pause. Is that necklace (with the hefty price tag) made of the real thing? I may have come across sea glass during my treks to the ocean, but I never paid much attention to it. The kids and I […]

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The Beautiful Queen (Emperor) Helmet Shell

The Helmet seashells can be Kings or Queens, but surprisingly, the Queen Helmet (photo at Flickr) is larger. It’s scientific name is Cassis madagascariensis, which includes the word “madagascar”, the name given over 100 years ago when it was thought (incorrectly) that the shell was found on the island of Madagascar. It is not easy […]

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