horse conch without knobs

Horse Conch Called “Knobless Wonder”

When a reader left me a comment about my big horse conch photo, saying that it looked unusual, I began to look more closely at the horse conch photos I had taken and compare them with photos online. Apparently the horse conchs I usually find are called “knobless wonder”. This is because they lack the […]

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How Is A Seashell Made?

A mollusk is the animal living inside a shell.  All mollusks begin as tiny creatures with genetic programming telling it how it will look – basically.  Just like we have characteristics of our parents, the shell begins life looking like it’s ancestors. As the snail inside grows, the mantle continues to add calcium carbonate and […]

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