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** Sailing down to the Grenadines - Published : Nov 20, 2002

We started the cruise in the harbor of Marin in Martinique. Then, we went south toward St. Lucia island where we staid a night in Soufirère bay. After this stop, we went more south to spend a day in Admiratly bay in Bequia. I did not find any shell in this bay, during daytime and even during night snorkeling. The next day we went to Mustique. Here also i did not find many things, only a few Oliva shells. Then, we left Mustique and went down to Union island. I found during daytime, while snorkeling a few very old Conus dominicanus Hwass, 1792 beached where waves breaks on the beach side... that excited me !! Finally t

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** Keppel Island Blessings - Published : Aug 20, 2002

The weekend was shaping up well for our church youth camp. The weather was calm with a light northerly wind blowing; however the tides were only about 0.9m, so I wasn't expecting to find any shells at all. We decided to trek across the island to Monkey Point on the Southern end of Great Keppel Island. Around 1pm on Friday afternoon about seven teenagers, my wife and I set off. To our surprise when we reached the southern end of the Island the water was crystal clear and calm as a millpond. As we walked across to Monkey Point I saw that the tide was far to high to turn rocks so we jumped in the water instead, casually snorkeling across the rocks we were unaware of the surprises that awaited us.

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** A new Cypraea testudinaria from northern New-Caledonia ? - Published : Jul 16, 2002

The Chelycypraea group (one species, C. testudinaria) can clearly be linked with the Trona group (one species, C. stercoraria), for instance, thanks to some features of the shell. Amongst those features, one may notice the strange shape of the fossula which is almost similar in both group. Back in 2000, I found, during my stay in New-Caledonia, an interesting shell which I thought to be an ordinary C. testudinaria (Bélep Islets, Northern N-C). However, apart from its huge h

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** Conus regius & Conus cedonulli feedings habits - Published : Dec 18, 2001

I had the chance to observe many Conus regius Gmelin, 1791 & Conus dominicanus Hwass, 1792 in my aquarium and manage to find out what this shells feed on. Conus regius and Conus dominicanus (Grenadines Islands) are both worm killers. They both feed on the carribean "fire worm" Hermodice carunculata (picture below). The worms have usually three different colors : gree, orange or red. This could partially explain the many variations in color of Conus regius.

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** Conus daucus and related species variations from martinique - Published : Sep 11, 2001

I met a collector, specialized in conidae from Caribbean. In fact, he is a specialist of the C. daucus complex. I was able to take a few shots from his personal collection. I did not have the time to take a shot of every shell, so excuse me for the average pictures quality.

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