A seashell is the common name for a
hard, protective outer layer that
was created by a sea creature.
A shell is a part of the body of a sea creature.
Some seashells are home to some living creatures
where as others are waiting to be washed on to drying land.
Seashells are most often found on beaches or
other parts of the coastline.Seashells have been
admired, studied and used by humans for many different
purposes throughout history and pre-history.Most of the
20,000 species are marine including clams, mussels, oysters
Bivalves are also called pelecypods.
Bivalves are often the most common seashells that wash up
on large sandy beaches or in sheltered lagoons.
About one third of the species are Bivalves.
They can sometimes be extremely numerous.
Very often the two valves of the shell become separated.
Florida Fighting Shell
A Florida Fighting Shell is also called a Pink Coach.
The height of this sea shell is 7-10 cm. It has a thick
surface. Its color can be yellowish brown or reddish brown and
it can also have pale spots or zigzag stripes. This type
of sea shell is more separated than others and is knobbed.
It is a very expensive and precious shell.It can be found
in the Pacific Ocean.
This shell is one of the most commonly found sea shells.
It varies in the size of the shell greatly. Deep in the
salt water a conch shell is a home to a snail.
It is famous and is appreciated, for its beauty
and its sound, on land. It is vastly used as a musical
instrument in various cultures of the world.
The height of this seashell is about 1.9-4.1 cm. It
has low spire and is broadly conical. The color of
this type of shell is yellowish brown with a whitish
band at an angle. It is covered with a thin brown colored
periostracum which is finely fibrous.
She sells seashells on the seashore.
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