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** Marginelles - Published : Feb 16, 2000

Cette page n'a aucune prétention scientifique . Elle est le résultat d'une tentative de compilation de quelques rares documents de vulgarisation traitant du sujet. Ma démarche est plus d'ouvrir une rubrique servant de prétexte à des échanges aussi bien d'informations que de spécimens , échanges que je souhaite fructueux et dénués d'esprit mercantile. Je souhaite par ce vecteur pouvoir contribuer à animer un peu le milieu des collectionneurs de marginelles (qu'ils soient " éclairés " ou " esthèt

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** A Live Cypraea surinamensis - Published : Feb 09, 2000

When Thomas Honker – a professional collector with almost 20 years of diving experience off the Florida coast – asked me a year ago if I might be interested in joining him on a diving-shelling trip to some of his favorite spots, I answered "Yes." Who wouldn't? Finally, one partly cloudy Saturday morning we met at Delray Beach. Tom felt that the poor water visibility and the rough sea wouldn't make a dive worthwhile. "Perhaps today we'll find a live C

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** Cowries of southern Sri Lanka - Published : Jan 05, 2000

This site shows the results of our research carried out along the South coast of Sri Lanka between March 1998 and January 2000. The shells shown here all come from beaches and reefs between Galle and Tangalla. They were collected by local Singhalese fishermen, women and children. Most shells belong to varieties found only in the described area and are are much different from the typical forms of the respective species. To contact us, click here. Your comments are most welcome.

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** Cypraea (Luria) lurida lurida in Aquarium - Published : Jan 13, 1999

I wanted to try to have some living cowries in an aquarium. As I live in south of France i decided to catch mediterranean cowries. So the first step is... get my hands on some of these shells... I asked around me and nobody could exactly tell me where this species could hide during daytime. My cousin while scuba found many empty shells (with drilled hole) in many different places, a few Cypraea spurca and only one Cypraea pyrum. I tried with friends to snorkle and started to turn rocks and look in the grass fields. But no specimen were found... I had the chance to find an empty fresh dead specimen (with the drilled hole) under a rock though. This was during august 1999.

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** Collecting in The Solomons - Published : Jun 15, 1996

If you are like me, you find it disappointing to read about a shell trip to a wonderful sounding marine area, only to find it is 90% about the country, and the other 10% is about all the money cowries or tulip shells that were found. I want to use my 90% to tell you about the shells I found -- those that would appeal to me, and hopefully to you.

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