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Shell Emergency!

Shell Crafting programs

Thanks to our friends at the “Island Sun” for this shell-worthy bulletin!

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel needs shells. Not the world-record-sized or rare and perfect specimens on view in the museum, but the kinds of shells anyone can find on our local beaches on any given day. Why this “shell emergency?” The daily Shell Crafting programs are so popular that the museum is running low.  » Read more

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