Junonia Found On Captiva

Lori Vincent of Hebron, Ill., found a Junonia on March 14 on the beach at South Seas Island Resort, Captiva. It was her first time staying on the island.

The types of shells that can be readily found on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva come from animals that live close to shore. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum found through its extensive research Junonia sea snail lives miles offshore, in water between 30 and 130 meters deep. So it’s very rare for the waves to roll them all the way to the beach without being damaged.

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