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Sea Shells of the world 

How many seashells are there in the world? 

Estimates range from 70,000 to 120,000 known species of shell dwellers. 

Usually, these creatures can be broken down into two groups: 

Bivalves, which have two shells connected by a hinge.

Gastropods, which have one shell and no hinge.

The Cave 

We have thousands of shells and corals from all over the world, we are passionate about educating in a fun and exciting way with weird and wonderful creatures you didn't even know existed! 

Nautilus Shells

The nautilus lives in a beautiful spiraled shell divided into increasingly larger chambers. When it first hatches from the egg, it has 4 chambers already formed. 

As it grows, it moves into the next largest space in the shell and builds a wall to seal off the old chamber.

Nautiluses are known to outgrow and build up to 30 chambers in the course of their adult lives.

 The nautilus keeps these inner chambers filled with gas to help control its buoyancy. When it wants to dive, it adds water to the chambers.

Cowrie Shells

Cowrie shells are known to bring good luck and to protect the spirit of the wearer, and many tribes use them in spiritual ceremonies. 

Cowries also are a sign of femininity and fertility, with women often wearing them not only to help them conceive, but to help them give birth safely.

Sea Urchins 200 years old! 

Research suggests that sea urchins might live up to 200 years in the wild.

Their life span reduces to about 30 years in captivity, while it’s generally over 30 years in the wild. 

The oldest sea urchin ever found was the red sea urchin, which was estimated to be around 200 years old. 

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