Thanks to guest blogger Allyson Willis for writing today’s blog post about the Delaware state shell, the channeled whelk. Allyson persuaded state legislators to pass a law declaring an official Delaware state shell in 2014 as her Girl Scout Bronze Award project.
Hey there fellow beach goers! It’s that time of year again when people start heading down to the shore to make new summer memories. Let’s make this year one to remember by trying to find a Channeled Whelk, Delaware’s state shell, while you’re on your adventures. For those who don’t know, the Channeled Whelk is a pear shaped shell that is between 5-8 inches in length and can vary in color. So, I challenge you this summer while on your travels to try and find a Channeled Whelk or their egg casings. However, if you can’t find one, visit the Delaware Museum of Natural History and check out their collection. Happy hunting!