Last week I was looking for shells near the Sanibel fishing pier when I met a nice man named John Oths. He seemed to know quite a lot about shells and mentioned that he was a biologist and judge for the Sanibel Shell Show. He gave me a couple of shells and identified the above shells as "bubble shells". He also explained the wentletrap shell and that its name derives from the German word for spiral staircase. When I get a nice looking wentletrap, I'll post it. He encouraged me to enter a seashell wreath in next year's show. Perhaps I may enter. How about you? John also is known for finding and identifying Sanibel's 300th shell!
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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.