It’s fun to collect sea shells on your beach vacation. And if you look at a shell, or a fragment of a shell, you may find the story of the animal that built it. In fact, a story is written on each shell that tells if it was eaten by another shell, if it was home for other animals, how long ago it died, and more.
The shell is the shield a mollusk builds around itself for protection. It is like our skeleton since it grows as the animal grows, can be repaired, and stays around the animal until it dies. The live creature never leaves for another shell.
Click the photos above to see what you can discover!