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How to use Guides

Shell identification guides become easier to use with some background on the morphological features present in different shell types. This "how to use" sections provides some of that background information on shell morphology. 


Guide Organization

The United States East Coast shell identification guide is organized so that it can be used as a single large guide or as a set of smaller guides for each of the 18 states currently included in it. 

Parts of a Shell

Familiarizing yourself with the parts of a shell will make this guide easier to use! Check out our resources for explaining shell features!

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