Little Shell Cut in Half Among A Million Others

Found a little shell which looked cut in half and added it to my collection. It was among the millions of shells piled along an island beach. I haven’t been boating, fishing or beach-combing for a while. Sometimes life gets in the way of those things. Also, it’s been cool here in Florida – which…

Guessing This is a Rock Snail Shell

I am only guessing, but I think that this little shell is a Florida Rock Snail (Stramonita haemastoma). Because it has a pretty orange color inside and horizontal stripes, I think my guess is correct. It measures 1 1/8 inches in length.  I picked it up on Sanibel Island many years ago. I’ve always thought…

A Pretty Little Seashell

I found the picture of this pretty, little seashell on the free photo sharing site Pixabay. Fortunately the author included the scientific name of the shell so I could search for information on the Bufonaria perelegans. First I looked in both of my seashell identification books and only found shells that resemble it. It is…

The Cute and Colorful Kittenpaw Seashell

The colorful Atlantic kitten paw (Plicatula gibosa) seashell is a favorite to find along Florida beaches. I may have found one or two on my travels to the east coast of Florida, but I started a little collection when I visited Sanibel Island.  The kitten paws are small and colorful with bumpy ridges that fan…