Sunday, September 30, 2012

We Find Seashells at the Seashore

When my nephew was visiting he really wanted to go to the beach to look for shells.  We took him to our favorite shelling beach.  As you can see, quantity is not the issue.

We, including the adults in the family, are trying to learn the scientific names of our local shells better.  Here is a selection of  what we found:

Florida pricklycockle (Trachycardium egmontianum)

Speckled tellin (Tellina listeri)

Common jingle shell (Anomia ephippium)

Lettered olive (Oliva sayana)

left:  Pear whelk (Busycotypus spiratus) right:  Atlantic kittenpaw ( Plicatula gibbosa)

Florida wormsnails (Vermicularia knorrii)

Our go to reference for all things we find on the beach is below. It's our favorite because it covers crazy stuff you find other than seashells like egg cases, beach trash, and seeds.   I used to keep it in my glove box.

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Ticia said...

I love to try and identify sea shells. I remember visiting Florida and being amazed that the number of sea shells you could find there.

Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday!

toady mama said...

Thanks for hosting Ticia!

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