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Seashell Souvenirs Are Killing Protected Marine Life

Seashell Souvenirs Are Killing Protected Marine Life:

Seashells are wildlife products, just like fur and bones and ivory. There are ways to get them ethically but if a shopkeep says they got hundreds of polished conch and nautilus shells from people who find them already dead on the beach, that’s probably not true.

This article doesn’t mention whether or not a significant portion of shells at beach gift shops come as leftovers from animals harvested for their meat, but that’s what Atlantic Coral Enterprise claims is the source of “the majority” of their products. 

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