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Clam Glam is a Shore Thing: 100 Days of Painting on Seashells

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Adopt-a-Shell: Give a Former Tiny House, a New Home. Each of these seashells was once home to a little creature, on the shores of, or on the bottom of local coastal waters. Now each of them has been given a fresh coat of interior decoration, with their outsides left mostly untouched, showing the story and beauty of where they have been. If you would like to give one a loving home, or if you know someone who would be thrilled to have them, please: click on your favourite shells and find out their story and adoption details. Proceed portions go to marine education, conservation and research. Postage is free. (Sometimes a few requests for the same shell are received, so I will request payment only from the person who 'got' the shell. Thank you xo)

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Day 3 A river runs through it

3/100 (NZ 42) I was editing a paper for a friend about fishes living in the Amazon. These fish travel the blackwater and whitewater tributaries from Peru and Bolivia towards the Madeira Basin in Brazil for breeding season. The water level rises and floods the plains, a signal for the fishes to migrate and breed. The local fisherman can hear these fishes approaching in shoals, and my friend has done studies recording the sounds these fish make. Using these sound profiles of the different fish species, he hopes to be able to use them to identify areas that are important for breeding, to better manage how the land is used. Love this shell, and want to give it a new home? Send an email (Subject: Seashells) to [email protected] to find out more details. Orders are on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be sent payment information only if you got the shell.