So it's here, it's Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial end to summer here in Ocean County.

The kids are going back to school and "summer hours" go away at many offices.

Here at the beginning of September, a lot of families are looking back at what they've accomplished this summer - great vacation memories, sun tans, and of course buckets full of shells.

Of course, those shells have to come from somewhere (or something, as the case may be).

So who did those shells once belong to, exactly?

Well, our friends over at have an exhaustive, detailed list for just that purpose.

From the Knobbed whelk to the Eastern white slippersnail, the Blue mussel to the Ponderous ark, you can find plenty of photos and descriptions of what's in your shell collection by clicking here!


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