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Our Shell Collection

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These shells are listed in alphabetical order by scientific name. We used the book Seashells of North Carolina by Porter & Houser as a reference. Click on photo to enlarge.

Anadara brasiliana,
Incongruous ark

Lives in sand, common find.

Anadara floridana,
Cut-ribbed ark

Lives offshore, occasional find.

Anatina anatina,
Smooth duckclam

Lives offshore, fairly common find.

Anodontia alba,
Buttercup lucine

Lives offshore, occasional find.

Common jingle

Anomia simplex,
Common jingle

Lives from low tide line to offshore, common find.

Arca zebra,
Turkey wing
Zebra ark

Lives offshore, common find.

Architectonica nobilis,
Common sundial

Lives offshore, rare find.

Argopecten irradians,
Atlantic bay scallop
"Blue Eye" scallop

Lives in sounds and estuaries, common find.

Atrina rigida,
Rigid penshell

Lives in sounds, occasional find.

Atrina serrata,
Sawtooth penshell

Lives offshore, common find.


 
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