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** Seashell Collecting on a Shrimp Boat - Published : Apr 06, 2004

I've "worked" on a shrimp boat as a striker (deck hand) every chance I get. I say "work", because although at times the work is very physical and all of my 127 pounds are needed to haul in the lines that pull the nets in , it's very different from my day-job as a bookkeeper for a private elementary school. It's wonderful being out on the ocean long before dawn and each time we go out is different. Sometimes the ocean is flat like a lake. Other times

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** Collecting "Freak" Cone Shells - Published : Feb 17, 2004

In my collections of conus I have quite a few "freak" specimens. I consider freak specimens to be those with characteristics that are not comparable with typical specimens. This could be in the form of a strange new pattern or color, as well as obvious growth defects both natural and/or with man-made aspects ( like pollution ). In terms of pattern or color, I dont think a shell should be specifically labeled a freak, unless the pattern is due to a growth flaw or other defect. For example...... this picture of a beautiful large 115mm Conus marmoreus has a particularly beautiful and odd pattern, but I would not call it a freak! I think of this as more of a color/pattern variant rather than a freak pattern.

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** Where are the Tahitian seashells hiding ? - Published : Jan 14, 2004

I decided to write this article, due to my anger over the disappearance of our seashells... A strange phenomenon must have happened here, but which one ? Of course, everywhere around the world, in any place, shells are less abundant than before. When I first came here in August 2002, I could find regular species, even if the locals and the local collectors said that shells were now not so easy to find. It seems that 2003 was fine too, then 2004, was the year of the real disparition of our seashells...

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** Marie-Galante Cowries - Published : Jun 24, 2003

Marie-Galante is a very pleasant island of the West Indies. It's just at the South-East of Guadalupe. I've been living there for 6 months and I came back with some cowries. I found the first surinamensis ever found there. It's not in good condition (found beach of course) but it measures 38 mm which is remarkable for this species. Here it seems to live in very deep waters on the Caribbean side coast. VERY RARE (also everywhere else in the west Indies)...

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** Trip To Marco Island (Florida) - Published : May 13, 2003

Just a week ago i came back from Marco Island Florida and i collected over 100 shells. Iall found them while snorkeling from 3 to 5 feet of water and most of them are gem. I found : 7 alphabet cones (Conus spurius 65mm-26mm), 33 fighting conchs (Strombus alatus 127mm-26mm),

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