Shell Day

Yesterday, we visited the Musée de Coquillages à Corossol, St. Barths.  It’s owned and run by and elderly man named Ingenu and is home to over 9000 specimens that he has personally collected since childhood (above).  At 3 euros for admittance, it is quite possibly the most inexpensive thing to do in St. Barths!  Below, the large shell is one that I purchased from him, and the rest are specimens that I’ve collected so far here.  In the small box are tiny branches of bleached white coral, the bag contains little pieces of pink and red coral (I believe) that Tom and I picked out of the sand and which I will attempt to drill into beads, and the rest are just some of the many interesting species to be found here!

 

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