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Shells of Neritina communis ( zigzag nerite ) , illustrating variation within a species Native to the southwest Pacific stock photo

A Beginner's Guide to Shells

TOP SHELLS Appx 180 species in North America. These spiral shells with variable exteriors and pearly-colored interiors range in size from to in length.

Ocean sensory bin with sand, shells, "pearls," plastic sea creatures, etc.


The Lightning Whelk shell - This particular species is unusual in that they have a counter clockwise shell spiral and are sometimes know as left handed whelks.

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