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Seashells are exoskeletons of marine invertebrates such as mollusks and sea snails, and they grow from the inside out or by depositing new material at the edges, according to Scientific American. Two common types of seas... More »

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A method to identify seashells is to use an online seashell identification guide website such as Seashells.org. The website shows thumbnails of seashell pictures with names. Match up the seashell to a picture, and click ... More »

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Seashells, often found washed up along the shores of oceans, are the skeletons of marine animals known as mollusks. Mollusks have exterior skeletons, whereas many mammals, including humans, have interior skeletons. The s... More »

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Seashells, which are the exoskeletons of mollusks such as snails, clams and oysters, form from the bottom up starting with mantle tissue located underneath and in contact with the shell. The mantle secretes proteins and ... More »

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Lobsters eat fish, worms, mollusks, other crustaceans, plants, sea urchins and snails. They are omnivores, meaning they consume both plant and animal life. Lobsters prefer to hunt and eat live prey but do scour the ocean... More »

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There are many different oceanic mollusks, such as clams, octopus and oysters, but there are also mollusks that live on land, such as snails and slugs. Mollusks are the second largest group of invertebrates in the world,... More »

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Sea cucumbers eat algae, waste and small invertebrates on the sea floor. The animals eat with the same tube-like feet that they use for movement. More »

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