"The Secret lives of Seashells" is a nature video that features living mollusks found on the beaches and tidal pools of Sanibel Island, Florida. It was filmed and produced by Shell Museum education docent Joyce Matthys. The 30-minute video covers, in an easy-to-understand approach, different aspects of molluscan biology such as feeding, locomotion, anatomy, defense strategies, and reproduction.
Shell Museum Director José H. Leal, Ph.D., observed that "The Secret lives of Seashells" is a well-researched and wonderfully produced video that can be enjoyed by members of a large audience, including mollusk students, naturalists, and curious beachcombers."
Renowned shell author S. Peter Dance stated: "Few of us know anything about the amazing life styles of the soft-bodied animals that created them. This informative video shows that studying living mollusks may be more rewarding than merely picking up their shells."
The video is shown five times daily at the Shell Museum, and is available from the Museum store in DVD format ($22.00).
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