When I was little, we use to visit my grandparents in San Diego and so I have fond memories of collecting sand dollars along the beach. I also remember collecting sea shells when I went up to Cape Cod many years ago when I was an adult. Even today as a parent, my kids and I collect clam shells along the Meramec River.
So when I read this article over at the Environmental News Network, I got very disheartened. It’s entitled “Dissolving Shells on the West Coast” by Robin Blackstone.