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Collecting sea shells that have washed up on beaches is a favourite activity for many people in Florida. Tourists and locals enjoy keeping them as souvenirs or giving them as gifts. Florida has several kinds of shells on its shores that offer shell l

Shells of Florida

Collecting sea shells that have washed up on beaches is a favourite activity for many people in Florida. Tourists and locals enjoy keeping them as souvenirs or giving them as gifts. Florida has several kinds of shells on its shores that offer shell lovers the variety they need for their collections.

Conch Shells

Shells of Florida

Famous the world over, the conch shell makes a great souvenir for several reasons. You can place the shell up to your ear and listen to sounds that resemble the ocean waves. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "shell." The Bahamian classic shell can also be found in the Florida Keys, and it is among the largest that you can find in the area. These shells are easily found in shallow waters. The large Queen Conch shell has been known to occasionally produce pink pearls, and many of these same pearls can be found in jewellery shops in the Florida Keys. For the tourist who likes to do more than collect shells, Key West even has a conch shell blowing contest each year.

Cockle Shell

Shells of Florida

One of the most common shells on Sanibel Island is the heart cockle shell. This same shell is a rare find in other parts of the world. A cockle mollusc has feet and is able to jump several inches in a single bound. Many residents on the island like to use a large cockle shell for a soap dish in their bathrooms.

Sand Dollars

Shells of Florida

While a sand dollar is not a mollusc, it is still a highly collectable shell. While it is alive, the sand dollar is brown and has bristles with tiny tubes on them. These bristles allow the creature to breath, move and camoflage itself from predators. An unoccupied sand dollar bleaches itself to a white textured pattern. Many people like to use sand dollars as Christmas ornaments.

Coquinas

Many beaches in Florida have an assortment of clams that are dressed in stripes, solids and, in some cases, plaids. When a coquina shell is opened, it resembles a butterfly. Because they are considered a food source, the coquinas are among the few shells that can be collected live. When exposed by an ocean wave, the coquinas burrow back into damp sand. If you time it right, you can get the sensation of a foot massage. What you wound need to do is you plant your feet as the coquinas are burying themselves back into the sand and allow the creatures to wriggle underneath.

Shells of Florida

Shells of Florida

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-03-17Views:130

Collecting sea shells that have washed up on beaches is a favourite activity for many people in Florida. Tourists and locals enjoy keeping them as souvenirs or giving them as gifts. Florida has several kinds of shells on its shores that offer shell l[More]

How to Identify Florida Shells

How to Identify Florida Shells

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Sanibel Island is a worldwide destination for shell lovers.The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum there can help you identify the shells you find on any of the barrier island beaches in southwest Florida or anywhere in the state. Consider chartering a shel[More]

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Florida is a virtual mecca for shell seekers, where they can find a wide variety of intricately-designed sea shells of various shapes, sizes and colours. Part of the enjoyment of collecting seashells is learning to identify them and the marine life t[More]

How to Make a Pink Conch Shell Electric Lamp

How to Make a Pink Conch Shell Electric Lamp

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The pink conch shell is a very heavy and solid shell that can be found in the tropical waters of Florida all the way to the West Indies. Many tourists purchase conch shells while on a Southern vacation because of their beautiful colour and size. If y[More]

List of South Florida Tropical Fruits

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While Florida often gets attention for its citrus fruit exports, most notably oranges and grapefruits, these crops generally come from the state's northern and central regions. Because South Florida's climate mirrors that of the tropics, numerous tro[More]

What Types of Fleas Live in Florida?

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Fleas are hard-shell parasites that live off the blood of hosts such as dogs, cats and other warm-blooded animals. According to The Florida Entomologist, 19 of the 2,200 species of fleas are presently known to be in Florida. Most are cat fleas (Cteno[More]

Decorating a Florida Beach House

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Types of Sea Shells Found on the New Jersey Shore

Types of Sea Shells Found on the New Jersey Shore

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The New Jersey Shore is home to a number of different mollusks, creatures which produce seashells to protect themselves. These shells often wash up on the shore, particularly in late winter and early spring, when the weather is rough. Seashells are b[More]

What Is a Sedimentary Rock That Is Formed by Deposits of Shell Fragments?

What Is a Sedimentary Rock That Is Formed by Deposits of Shell Fragments?

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Sedimentary rocks form when particles of sediment, plant and animal matter are compressed and cemented together with minerals. The sedimentary rock that is formed mostly by deposits of shell fragments is limestone. Limestone can be an organic sedimen[More]

Florida Seashell Types

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Florida is an excellent state to collect seashells. There are many shelled creatures living in the ocean and gulf areas of Florida. There are even some beaches known for shelling, or shell collecting. Some even have guided tours you can take to maxim[More]

How to Feed a Soft Shell Turtle

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Soft-shelled turtles are one of the most plentiful types of freshwater, aquatic turtles. Dubbed "soft-shelled" because the tops of their shells (carapace) do not have hard scales, the smaller soft-shelled turtles, such as spiny, smooth or Florida sof[More]

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Finding shark's teeth in Caspersen Beach, Florida, can be a very rewarding experience. Florida's beaches are full of very tiny shark's teeth, but many people do not know how to look for them. You have to be able to identify their distinctive shape an[More]

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Pecans, one of few nuts growing on trees that are native to North America, are a popular choice for snacks and desserts. Recent studies from institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and University of Florida have shown moderate consumption of pecans decr[More]

How do I Fish with Sand Fleas in Florida Salt Water?

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Sand fleas are not fleas at all, or even insects, but small crustaceans also known as mole crabs. They are oval-shaped, about an inch in length and burrow in the sand right at the surf line on many of Florida's beaches. They are an excellent bait for[More]

How to Expunge My Criminal Record in Florida by Myself

How to Expunge My Criminal Record in Florida by Myself

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Florida courts have the authority by law to expunge a criminal record. Specified crimes that require the offender to register as a sexual predator may not be expunged. In general, though, a court may expunge the record of only one offence, although p[More]

How to Make a Shotgun Shell Holder

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Prove to your friends that you are the ultimate outdoors person by making your own shotgun shell holder to bring on your next hunting trip. Not only is it a fun activity, it helps develop your craft skills. Shotgun shells come in different sizes, but[More]

How to remove a camper shell

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A camper shell, sometimes called a pickup topper, covers the box of the truck, offering an enclosed space for camping or securely hauling tools or materials. Camper shells offer an economical option for people wishing to enjoy the outdoors from both[More]

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The town of Kissimmee in central Florida has grown into a major resort area, drawing on the popularity of nearby Walt Disney World and Sea World. Along U.S. 192, dozens of resorts of all sizes and prices vie for the attention of tourists, and the gen[More]

How to Sandblast Paint Removal on Wood with Walnut Shells

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Sandblasting will effectively remove paint coatings from many surfaces. However the heavy abrasiveness of silica sand can create problems. Sand's abrasive characteristics can be too aggressive for delicate projects. While the sand removes the coating[More]

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