And double the pleasure for our guest who discovered not one, but two giant treasures of the sea — the horse conch. This shell is also Florida’s official state shell!
Mollusks have the ability to secrete a carbonate of lime solution that forms a hard, protective shell around them. Native to the waters around Florida, the horse conch can grow to a length of 24 inches. The word “conch” comes from a Greek word meaning “shell.”
Will you be our next guest to find one of these giant shells along our beach?