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Seashells of Cape Cod

Jennie Sparrow | 2/24/2018

“She sells seashells by the seashore.” Well, I don’t exactly sell them, but I do enjoy finding them on the local beaches! The sands of the Cape and Islands are laden with beautiful, sometimes intriguing, finds. Among the bounty found on the shoreline are these beauties . . .

Oyster shells

Scallop shells

Soft shell clam shells

Quahog shells

Razor clam shells

Mussel shells

Periwinkle shells

Ladyslipper shells

Moon shells

You might even come across some of these mysterious treasures:

Devil’s/mermaid’s purse (a.k.a. a skate egg case)

Whelk egg case

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to beachcombing on the Cape. How many of these can you find in one beach walk? Happy hunting!