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Few people can walk along a beach and not be attracted by the wide variety of seashells, which are the calcium carbonate homes for a large, diverse group of invertebrates called mollusks. Early civilizations used them for utensils and currency and to make dyes. Today people eat them, wear them as jewelry, and use them for road building. The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort houses one of the largest seashell collection in the country, the Watson Shell Collection.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 11, Apr 2005, p45-46, 48, 50, il  (Periodical website)
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