Shell Shows & Events
The 7th of May 2022
The 11th of September 2022
The 1st and 2nd of October 2022
The 29th and 30th of October 2022
Next meeting not yet scheduled
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COMPENDIUM OF MARINE GASTROPODS - Alain ROBIN
Man passion for shells comes from the origin of mankind. They have been already used at the prehistoric era
to construct necklaces. Then the Mediterranean people used them in classical antiquity to make the Royal Purple dye,
manufactured from the mucus-secretion of the hypobranchial gland of a marine snail known as the
Natural scientists began to collect and sort them by giving them names at the Renaissance.
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