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Seashell Cowboy Helps Save The Planet

garrett shell museum volunteer

Garrett is a true seashell lover. He is learning so much about seashells because he loves how beautiful they are and is fascinated about how live shells are a vital part of our ecosystem. When he visits Sanibel from his home town in Georgia, he likes to volunteer at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum to help with anything they need. He just wants to be close to the shells and to learn more. I feel fortunate to have met him at Blind Pass to see his passion for learning how seashells (and Garrett too!) are helping save the planet.

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While doing more online research on the subject of “ameobicytes” on seashells, I didn’t find very much information but this great article from the Discovery Channel popped up! Click on this… Discovery Channel seashell article to learn more.

 

8 Comments

  1. Very interesting , didn’t know that !!! Thanks Garrett & Pam !!! Glad to see your up & running again Pam !

  2. What a smart, handsome guy! Gotta love them folks from GA! 😉

  3. That is very interesting. I never knew that the shells themselves filtered the ocean water. I feel like I learn something new every time I go to your sight Pam. Thank you both for my lesson of the day. :)

    I arrived today for my 10 day shell-fix. Heading out now to see what I can find.

  4. What an impressive young man! How interesting. Thanks for bringing that to us Pam.

    Lorrie

  5. I had no clue either. I sure wish I were in the middle of that shell pile though!!!

  6. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing, Pam!

  7. Hey, that was awesome! Those are facts I never knew about shells. Very interesting :)

  8. Ya’ll quit it with the flattery I’m taken XD In fact on june 21st i’m getting married on sanibel to a wonderful woman.
    Sanibel… is a magical place… much like an art museum or a gallery, it is a home of history and expression sooooooo vast it’s mind boggling.
    Happy Shelling – Garrett Steenblik

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