The Beautiful Florida Fighting Conch

A post, with pictures, about the Florida Fighting Conch seashell.

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Seashell Identification Charts For Florida Shellers

I visit the “i love shelling” blog from time to time to see what vacationers to Sanibel Island, and the writer herself, have been finding along the Gulf Coast beach. My latest visit turned up a new product. It’s a waterproof seashell identification guide sheet with fabulous shell pictures with their names. Take it along…

Seashell Identification – Is This a Wentletrap?

I have a long, spiral shell with golden brown markings that I found along the Florida coastline. I’m not sure if it was found on the Gulf coast or on the beaches south of Daytona. I honestly don’t remember where most of my sea treasures came from, but we headed to the east coast beaches…

The Frog Shell

The frog shell is not extremely pretty as it tends to be covered in “limy deposits”.  The St. Thomas Frog Shell (Bursa thomae) got it’s name because it was first discovered in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. It’s a small shell, growing only to a little over an inch long. Another frog shell –…

Seashell Identification: How It Began

I am not a seashell expert, just an everyday person who has recently taken an interest in identifying the Florida shells I have collected over the years.   While walking the Florida beaches during the many years I lived there, picking up pretty seashells was just part of life. It was something to keep the kids happy…