Comments on: To Shell or Not to Shell http://vancouverscape.com/to-shell-or-not-to-shell/ Vancouverscape, a Vancouver based blog covering travel, tech, and lifestyle Fri, 18 Sep 2015 21:43:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: arianec http://vancouverscape.com/to-shell-or-not-to-shell/comment-page-1/#comment-3495 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 03:59:45 +0000 http://arianecdesign.com/?p=3604#comment-3495 Thanks for the additional comment, Tom. I’m amazed at how difficult it is to find shells anywhere in the world anymore. The best luck we had was back in 2000 in Sri Lanka and Maldives!

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By: Tom Eichhorst http://vancouverscape.com/to-shell-or-not-to-shell/comment-page-1/#comment-3493 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 03:31:58 +0000 http://arianecdesign.com/?p=3604#comment-3493 I saw your posting with my blurb about the lack of shells on Hawaii and thought I would add a couple more comments. At present count there are well over 1,300 species of marine shelled mollusks in Hawaii. Seems like a big number, but this is way lower than say New Caledonia (for the reasons I mentioned). About six decades ago there were more than 750 species of land snails on the islands. Sadly about 3/4 are now extinct – due to development and introduced species. The larger shell in your photo (on the top) is Achatina fulica, the giant African landsnail. It was introduced by the Japanese in the 1940s and raised havoc with local crops. Our less than wise experts introduced a predator snail, Euglandina rosea, the rosey wolfsnail from the eastern US. It was supposed to eat the giant African snail, but instead went after the much smaller native snails. Now almost gone. Bureaucrats making “scientific” decisions. Tom

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By: arianec http://vancouverscape.com/to-shell-or-not-to-shell/comment-page-1/#comment-106 Sat, 19 Jun 2010 03:23:36 +0000 http://arianecdesign.com/?p=3604#comment-106 Seriously? Your mom found shells too? Were they cowries (such as the purple one in the photo above)? Funny how many websites show gorgeous photos of shells found on Hawai’i, but no one bothers to mention that Maui just isn’t a shelling island. Oh well, there’s always the Indian Ocean and its island resorts 🙂

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By: jeanette http://vancouverscape.com/to-shell-or-not-to-shell/comment-page-1/#comment-104 Sat, 19 Jun 2010 02:37:00 +0000 http://arianecdesign.com/?p=3604#comment-104 Wow! We had the same question when in Maui last week … where ARE all the shells!? Anyway mom my definitely had a few beach treasures in her suitcase. Me, just pictures. 🙂

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