This baby's ear shell is only one inch long, very delicate to the touch, and nearly transparent. Yesterday while shelling on Sanibel, I met a lady who said she collects baby's ear. In all my years of shelling, I had never come across a baby's ear. She reached into her plastic ziploc bag and pulled out this one. "Here," she said, "you can keep this." I thanked her and searched in her spot for more but to no avail. I did realize, though, that people who shell are happy to talk about their shelling expeditions and eagerly share their tips. It makes shelling on Sanibel so much fun!
I've been in love with having sand between my toes since I was a teenager taking the ferry across the bay to arrive at Presque Isle State Park (aka The Peninsula) in Erie, PA.