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** VENOMIC PROJECT : Trip To Polynesia - Published : Oct 09, 2013

27 Avril 2013: nous partons enfin pour Tahiti ! L'équipe de VENOMICS est reconstituée, cette fois pour une deuxième mission "cônes" en Polynésie Française. Pierre Escoubas (VenomeTech) et Frédéric Ducancel (CEA Saclay) sont les scientifiques de l'équipe. Ils sont accompagnés comme l'an dernier par David Touitou, pharmacien et collectionneur expert en CONIDAE et grand spécialiste de la collecte sur le terrain, et par son ami Michel Balleton autre expert ès cônes, qui lui, réside à Tahiti et nous guidera sur place. Et bien d'autres nous aideront dans cette mission comme nous le verrrons !

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** Shelling report from Tahiti - Published : Oct 03, 2012

e Bursidae possède un canal postérieur allongé et profond, allant bien au-delà de l’ouverture. Sa coquille encroûtée est lourde et épaisse lui donnant un aspect pustuleux et noduleux. Elle est également marquée de varices axiales .La columelle est plissée Le labre est denticulé. Son apex est le plus souvent tronqué. L’animal de couleur blanchâtre parsemé de rose est doté d’une longue trompe et d’un opercule corné. Elle vit principalement en eau peu profonde sous les blocs de corail mort près des récifs barrière .

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** Seashells & Art - Published : Oct 03, 2012

Spectacular places attract artists and I suppose that is one reason that I ended up making Hawaii my home. My childhood was spent fishing on the great rivers of northern California and that played a large part in my love for boats, travel and adventure. When I was old enough to leave home I went straight to Hawaii and learned to scuba dive and free dive proficiently while working at my first job in a dive shop. These skills would serve me well, soon leading to a new position as a crew member on a private yacht on it’s second world circumnavigation. All aboard were avid shell hunters and my interest in shells began.

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** 2nd International CONE MEETING - Published : Sep 30, 2012

This meeting gathered about 50 guests. The most important thing to remember is that this meeting gets together collectors, dealers and scientists. It's a rare and so great opprotunity to discuss with everybody in the same place. Some came from very far away like the US indeed !! I had a real great pleasure to meet many persons that I never met before bu with who we had early exchanging mails ! That is the reason why I came,...

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** Back from 19 days in the Seychelles - Published : Jun 04, 2011

These 19 days spent in the Seychelles with my family allowed me to seek for shells again. That's always an extreme pleasure to flip dead coral plates (and flip them back) in order to find THE GREAT shell... Personnally as I collect mainly cones, I spend most of my snorkeling and scuba' time looking under stones, dead corals and boulders. This time again was able to find some interesting specimens and here are images of local live seashells !

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