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

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 » Pets & Animals Marine Life

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 » Science Earth Science
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