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Now in its 20th year, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island is the only museum in the United States that is solely devoted to shells and the mollusks that make them.
Exhibits include shell artifacts, tools and jewelry made and used by the Calusa Indians and found at archaeological digs and by local shellers on Marco Island and its environs.
Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America.
The Conchologists of America, better known as COA, is a society for shell enthusiasts from all walks of life, at all levels of interest. They publish a quarterly journal, American Conchologist, which is available with membership in COA.Their website has links to national and international events, such as shell shows.