Who out there would like to learn about the seashells of the northeast?

If anyone reading this lives in the Tri-State area, in or not too far from NYC, and has some interest, I would be perfectly happy to train someone so that they could learn what they need to know about shells in order to really get into the subject.

I know one local sheller on Long Island, NY, Steven Rosenthal, who is very good indeed, and extremely knowledgeable. He is not as old as I am, but he is no spring chicken. He and I were both saying that it would be great to have some younger people with a serious interest in the local shells. Both Long Island and NYC used to have their own, very active shell clubs, but not any more.

Please let me know (drop me a message) if I can help you learn about the local shells of our area, assuming you have some degree of interest.

Posted by susanhewitt susanhewitt, November 11, 2020 20:58

Observations

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Common Atlantic Slippersnail (Crepidula fornicata)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

November 8, 2020 01:10 PM EST

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Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis)

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susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:14 PM EST

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Japanese Littleneck (Ruditapes philippinarum)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

November 8, 2020 01:15 PM EST

Description

This looks as if it washed up here but these are not known to occur on the East Coast of the US.

Perhaps instead the shell is what is left over from a human’s seafood dinner?? Are these sold as frozen clams? Or stuffed clams?

I did some online research, and I discovered I could order a dozen live clams of this species delivered to me for only $8.00.

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Eastern White Slippersnail (Crepidula plana)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:16 PM EST

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Convex Slippersnail (Crepidula convexa)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:17 PM EST

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Threeline Mudsnail (Ilyanassa trivittata)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:18 PM EST

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Convex Slippersnail (Crepidula convexa)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:21 PM EST

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Well-ribbed Dove Snail (Costoanachis translirata)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:22 PM EST

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Eastern Mudsnail (Ilyanassa obsoleta)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:23 PM EST

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Transverse Ark (Anadara transversa)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:33 PM EST

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Channeled Whelk (Busycotypus canaliculatus)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:39 PM EST

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Atlantic Jackknife (Ensis leei)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:47 PM EST

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Eastern White Slippersnail (Crepidula plana)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 01:51 PM EST

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Northern Quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria)

Observer

susanhewitt

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November 8, 2020 02:09 PM EST

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Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

November 8, 2020 02:19 PM EST

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Blood Ark (Lunarca ovalis)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

November 8, 2020 02:28 PM EST

Comments

Those are so cool!

Posted by jessica2137 over 1 year ago (Flag)

Thanks Jesssica!

Posted by susanhewitt over 1 year ago (Flag)

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