“The horse conch (pronounced “conk”) has been Florida’s State Shell since 1969..The Horse Conch, a very large snail, is found in the shallow ocean waters around Florida and its shell is a beautiful pinkish-orange color.”
The Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida, page 4-5
Read the selection about the Horse Conch (pages 4-5)
Show students an example of a Horse Conch
Additional Online Resources:
Did you know the designation of the Horse Conch as Florida’s state shell was the direct result of the efforts of members of the Palm Beach County Shell Club, their friends, and State Representative William G. James of Delray Beach? Learn more about the Official State Shell here.