Welcome shell collectors & shell crafters!

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 N.E. 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, 954-786-4111.  Doors open at 6:30pm when all can enjoy the Raffle Table, Sand Flea Market, and Library.
At this month’s meeting, on Wednesday, August 12th, we welcome one of our 2014 Scholarship Recipients, Kaydee Jo West, who will give a presentation on her scholarship project entitled “Inside the shell: What do we know? What can we learn?”. As we know, shells are beautiful and amazing objects created by mollusks. The formation of these mollusk shells is a fascinating process that’s warranted decades of scientific study. Kaydee Jo asks us all to please join her as we discuss the properties of shells and how they are made, as well as explore how shells might hold a key to understanding past ecosystems.  Kaydee Jo West is a Graduate Student in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida. We are proud to help her in her continued education on mollusk and shell related studies.
Shell of the Month 
Lambis crocata Link, 1897, Sand and rubble in shallow water by local divers, Tulear, Madagascar, dwarf specimen 108mm (4.25”)