Pictures of Cone Shells

The cone shell is recognizable by it’s somewhat flattened spiral / spire at the top. Some cone snails are deadly, not only to prey but to humans as well. The geographic cone snail can grow to be six inches long, and it’s venom can be fatal to humans. Ironically, some of those toxins can be […]

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Finding Shells (and Other Creatures) on The East Coast of Florida

Sanibel and Captiva Islands on Florida’s Gulf coast is a popular tourist destination for the serious seashell collector. It is possible to find some quite rare shells there, and it’s impossible to not find any. Some of the beaches on Sanibel Island are nothing but shells! But if you travel to Florida’s east coast – […]

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Star Fish Are Sea Stars

I think that the two most sought after sea creatures must be the sand dollar and the sea star, or commonly called “star fish”.  Neither one is a shell or a fish. I have found sea stars at the ocean, but they were all alive so I didn’t collect them. Now that I need some […]

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