Bivalves I
Bivalves II
Gastropods I
Gastropods II

The Shells of Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Jo O'Keefe Copyright 2016. 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.

I only walk on the far east end of Sunset Beach. There could be other species further west and on Bird Island. If you document the presence of other species, please contact me.

Lepton lepidum
Chione elevata
Hexaplex fulvescens
Splendrillia moseri


How to Find Shells
Sample Seaweed Finds
Seaweed Finds
Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast
Coastwalk North Carolina