A Collection Of

Gastropods

Found On Braamspunt Beach!

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These Beautiful

Bivalves !

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Wings and Fly !

Shells

Collecting sea shells has been a hobby for many people through the years. Something about these magnificent creatures just amazes us. Although sea shells are known for their outer beauty, many people don’t understand how special they really are. There hasn’t been done much research about shells in general and especially not in Suriname. The true qualities of these shells have yet to be explored. Many people don’t know that a shell is a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. The shell is part of the body of the animal. Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches by beachcombers. The shells are empty because the animal has died and the soft parts have been eaten by another animal or have rotted out.

This is a collection of shells found on the beach of Braamspunt. The shells found on the Surinamese coast originate from shell animals living on the bottom of the sea within the zone of coastal waters. After the death of the shell animals, the shells are transported to the coast.

 

 

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