Can the Mangroves Survive This Oil Spill?

The first time I heard of the oil drilling platform disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I immediately thought about Sanibel Island – and the Florida and gulf coastline – that is home to a huge and diverse variety of land and marine animals, including the mollusks. The oil spill will affect every living thing […]

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bivalve shells

Jingle Shells aka Mermaids’ Toenails

Jingle shells (Anomia ephippium) are not hard to find on the beaches of Florida.  They can also be found from Massachusetts to Brazil according to my seashell ID book. They have been given the nickname “Mermaid’s Toenails” and I can see why.  They are wrinkled and polished looking and come in a variety of translucent […]

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