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Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Shells

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Jo O'Keefe Copyright 2015. Photos may be used for educational purposes only. Contact me with inquiries.

Dr. Harry Lee, a nationally known malacologist, deserves much credit for this work. Thanks to him, we know the identity of many of the shells of Sunset Beach, NC. Information on how to find these shells in seaweed and sea drift from the eastern point of Sunset Beach is below at: http://www.okeefes.org/Barrier_Islands/Sunset_Beach/Shells/Sunset_Beach_Shells.htm

Black lines on ruler visible in some images depict milimeters. Not all species have been photographed.

 
Graptacme lepta (Bush, 1885) Straight Ivory Tuskshell, 28 mm, Sunset Beach NC, 02/03/12
 
Polyschides tetraschistus (Watson, 1979) Fourtooth Toothshell, Sunset Beach NC, 03/27/15