Webpage created 8/9/17 by Marlo F. Krisberg

Let's Talk Seashells is intended as a resource predominantly for information related to Florida, Caribbean and western Atlantic seashells and, thanks to specimens provided by Phil Liff-Grieff, volunteer Research Associate in the Malacology Department of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, many California seashells are also presented. All material presented on LTS may be freely used for non-commercial or educational purposes provided that LTS is duly credited* as being the source of the material.  Any photos utilized shall duly credit the photographers.  If the material is used in print media, it is requested that an electronic reprint be sent to marlo.is@yahoo.com.  Not all photo material on this site can be readily copied, so those wishing to use particular photos can email me for the original photo files.

*Citation: Krisberg, Marlo F.  https://olram9.wixsite.com/letstalkseashells

See footnote below.  

Discussions/presentation at the species level - Univalves

Discussions, photo series, how to identify or distinguish a species or between species.

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Discussions/presentation at the species level - Bivalves
Discussions, photo series, how to identify or distinguish a species

or between species.

About Seashells

Terminology, anatomy, classification, etc.

Note: The Univalves Bivalves presentations mostly cover self-collected species in Marlo's collection plus many gifts from generous contributors. 

Care & Feeding of Shell Collections
Cleaning, preservation, data, storage, home display, etc.

New Additions -  New/revised slides added to presentations.                                         (Most recent addition: Dec 13, 2021)

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                                                       This Curator's Corner section is taken                                                                 from the newsletter of the BMSM, edited                                                             by José H. Leal, Science Director & Curator.  This section was created to offer a more extensive listing and insight on      LTS into Florida species than only those from Marlo’s collection, and      to provide an insight into the great work Dr. Leal is doing.   

In The Field
Topics about places, techniques, experiences, etc.

Meet the Shell People - Present & Past
Photo and background of people involved in seashells. 

Shell Links
Links to different sites related to seashells.

Checklists & Collecting Reports
Lists of shells collected at Florida/Gulf locations.

Photographing & Scanning Shells
Cameras, lighting, techniques and other how-to's.

Identification Help
Galleries of similar Florida shells to quickly narrow your search.


Miscellaneous shell related discussions

Topics discussed from the Invisionfree LTS forum (now hosted by Tapatalk - Let's Talk Seashells)

Ark Shells Found on the Beach

An identification guide

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Shells as Homes

Florida Hermit Crabs

Mauritia mappa (previously known as Cypraea mappa). A paper on specimens from Kwajalein. 


Footnote (2018):  This WIX website was created to preserve photo material from the old Invisionfree (now Tapatalk) forum Let's Talk Seashells when Photobucket announced it would soon curtail its "free" support for image files used in websites.  So, Photobucket material on the Tapatalk site may or may not remain for the foreseeable future.  However, all "new" material is posted only to this WIX site.  We migrated all the photo-based presentations, but still link to the LTS Tapatalk site for some all-text material.  Much of Marlo's material was created in photo formats from PowerPoint slides.  The photos added to this WIX site or copied to this WIX site from Tapatalk are not and have not been edited.  As a result, some apparent links in slides may not work (particularly slides in "galleries"), but look for a corresponding active link elsewhere in the presentation.