Low tide exposed so many live shells this afternoon at the shoreline on Sanibel. We thought we’d find lots of shells to bring home but not today- they were all live. That’s a good thing! It’s wonderful to see all of this sea life alive, well, eating and breeding.

Did you know that live SAND DOLLARS are brown and fuzzy on the bottom and edges? The white smooth ones are dead and you can take them home….if they don’t break on the way.

I think this was the first time I’ve ever seen a live OLIVE! Cool!  Can you believe this clump of MUREXES all piled on that PEN SHELL?  Of course, after I snapped a photo of these live shells we put them back where we found them….to live happily ever after.