Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 13, 2014

Collecting Seashells Is Not Harmless

Conservation has an article on the important role seashells play in ecosystems and the environmental harm that collection does. Research in Spain found as the number of tourists at beaches increased that the number of seashells decreased from collection. Important roles of seashells include:

  • algae take shelter in shells
  • birds use them to build nests
  • hermit crabs carry them as armor

Read more at:  The environmental cost of collecting seashells – Conservation.


  1. Good grief, what’s next? Hold your breath because your exhaling CO2? With 7 billion people on the planet someone’s worried about tourists collecting seashells? Give me a break!


  2. […] Collecting Seashells Is Not Harmless […]


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