Razor clams, shark eyes, knobby conchs … do you know your Delaware shells? Take a look at some local examples from the Museum’s collection of more than two million shells. Use this guide to identify shells for your own collection! Many hobbyists enjoy picking up nature’s curios on the beach for home displays or creative shell art. Serious collectors note the date and location where each shell was found, instantly making the shell scientifically valuable to researchers. Grab a bucket, hit the beach, and happy hunting!
Source: MAS Bulletin/University of Delaware Sea Grant College Program, A Guide to Field Identification: Seashells of North America by R. Tucker Abbott, DMNH collection.