channeled whelk

Amazingly Detailed Spire of the Channeled Whelk

Some days spent out on the water can be so worth it. When I found this little channeled whelk on an island beach, it made my day….! I took loads of photos to capture the memory, and decided to share some of them here. This is not a shell I see regularly in my area, […]

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lightning whelk shell

The Whelks of Florida

The Whelk shells of Florida are widely collected and they can be some of the largest shells you’ll find on Florida beaches. (Don’t collect them if they are inhabited.) The Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica), Channeled Whelk (Busycon canaliculatum), Pear Whelk (Busycon spiratum) and Lightning Whelk (Busycon contrarium) can all be quite large – the Pear […]

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A Huge Sanibel Whelk Found on Easter

I did not find this whelk shell (on the link provided), but I have started following a blog written by a lady (pam) who is lucky enough to actually live on Sanibel Island on the gulf coast of Florida and she is the one who found the foot long whelk shell. Her blog is so […]

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