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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About the Chambered Nautilus

The Chambered Nautilus is an interesting mollusk called a cephalopod. Like the squid, octopus and cuttlefish, the nautilus’s head is attached to it’s feet or foot, but unlike them, it has a complete shell to cover it. The shell appears similar to a snail shell, but inside it is divided into “chambers” which hold gas […]

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Queen Conch Shells

The queen conch (pronounced “konk”), or pink conch, is becoming endangered.  The strombus gigas can grow to be quite large and has a pearly pink inside. The shells I own (in the photo below) were purchased many years ago at a shell shop…can’t even remember where, but probably on Sanibel Island or Fort Meyers in […]

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