Seashells of North Carolina, Revised and Expanded Edition

Revised and Expanded Edition

By North Carolina Sea Grant, Edited by Katie Mosher

264 pp., 6 x 9, 43 color plates, 6 drawings, 274 halftones, 1 map, bibl., index, glossary, descriptive guide to families

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7894-8
    Published: June 2024
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-7895-5
    Published: May 2024

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Gathering seashells is one of the delights of a beach trip; everyone knows the feeling of spotting something beautiful among a seemingly infinite array of colors and shapes dotting the shoreline. Generations have trusted Hugh Porter’s Seashells of North Carolina to help identify favorite shells. This revised and expanded edition from the experts at the North Carolina Sea Grant is the perfect beach companion for shell-seekers of all sorts.

What’s included:

* Detailed descriptions of 275 species with accompanying black-and-white and color photos

* Step-by-step instructions for shell identification

* Approachable introductions to the biology and geographical range of animals that call shells home

* Index of scientific and common names with updated scientific nomenclature

After you read the updated Seashells of North Carolina, a walk down the beach won’t ever be the same.

About the Authors

North Carolina Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the North Carolina coast and its communities.
For more information about North Carolina Sea Grant, visit the Author Page.

Katie Mosher is the communications director at North Carolina Sea Grant.
For more information about Katie Mosher, visit the Author Page.


“This comprehensive guide brings scientific information to the public and includes descriptions that are useful even for people who are new to shell identification. A professional, accurate, and valuable resource for the state.”

—Liz Baird, president of the North Carolina Aquarium Society