Shells Glorious Shells!


I cannot call it a hobby, it is more of an obsession.

Shells on Fort Myers Beach FLA

Pinks, purples, sienna, colors catch my eye.

COQUINAS
Coquina

Spiral gastropods,

Dark Cerith
Dark Cerith
Pear Whelk
Pear Whelk

Coupled bivalves

Sunray Venus
Sunray Venus

Twisting, turning

Florida Worm Snail
Florida Worm Snail

Some as smooth as glass

Lettered Olive Shell
Lettered Olive Shell

Each wave brings a new treasure,

http://www.shellmuseum.org/shells/southwest-florida-shells/argopecten-gibbus
Atlantic Calico Scallop

One is never enough

Southwest Florida Shells
Southwest Florida Shells

 

Adding to this obsession is a museum dedicated to shells.

The Baily-Matthew National Shell Museum located on Sanibel Island is a  dream come true for shell collectors.

Take a moment and click on the highlighted names above and you too may dream of shells.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

 

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12 thoughts on “Shells Glorious Shells!

  1. Some of these shell varieties bring back lots of memories I grew up in a South NJ seashore town and was forever prowling the beach. Some of the unfamiliar others have such beautiful colors…they are exotic and glamorous.

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