When you put a seashell to your ear you are not hearing the ocean, you are hearing the ambient noise coming from inside your ear and around you. The seashell captures and amplifies the noise, which resonates inside the s... More »

Most commonly, the seashell is associated with love and fertility, but the meaning ascribed to seashells differs depending on the source and type of seashell. For example, medieval Christian tradition associates the seas... More »

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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Seashells, which serve as the external skeletons of some sea animals, are made mostly of calcium, like other skeletons. Seashells that have been broken down into grains help make up the sand found on tropical beaches, ac... More »

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 »

Getting the smell from a seashell is possible by cleaning the shell thoroughly. One way to clean the shell easily is by using a 50/50 bleach and water solution and a toothbrush, grill brush or dental pick. More »

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Cleaning and preserving a dead seashell requires removing the barnacles, bleaching the seashell and polishing it to a nice shine. Dead seashells need to have the tissue removed first, which is done with freezing, boiling... More »

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