How We Get Pearls From Sea Shells

Oceans and Seas with deep blue water shelters enormous lives in and out. Many creatures spend their whole lives in this deep blue water at same place and then after they die their remains are left with humans which they preserve as antiques. Such are the Sea Shell. A Sea shell is a marine organism with a tough outer cover which is the shell. Sea shells are famous for their decorative collection in the form of jewelry, attractive show pieces and many more. These are found in various shapes and sizes with different colors varying from off white to the shades of grays. Here are few kinds of shells which many of us would be unaware about.


Oysters are animals with supple body between two tough shielding covers called shell. The shape and size of Oysters shell varies. Oysters spend their whole lives in a single submerged position. The best part of Oysters is that it can change its sexual category throughout its existence; it usually begins as a male and habitually ends as a female. An Oyster closes its shell when is endangered. They are famous for producing pearls which is considered to be an ornamental stone. However, not always a Pearl is found in an Oyster. This ornamental stone is produced when a particle of sand is stuck between the Oysters mantle and shell and the oyster secrets nacre. The particle of sand is covered by this glossy matter and over the time a radiant Pearl is formed. Oysters eat plankton and algae that inhabit on the surface of the ocean.

The Queen Conch:

Conchs are beautiful shells which are collected by people for jewelry and conch trumpets. They have soft body covered with large, twisted shell usually allied in pink. Conches are referred as Queen or Pink Conch. The Queen conch comparatively has a slow development if compared with other animals. They are eaten by humans and many other animals including rays. These shells are located in shallow humid water of the Caribbean Sea. When threatened young conches burry themselves in the sand underwater. Conches eat algae, grass and floating natural waste.


Scallops have supple body and two hard shells like Oysters. They are animals who spend majority of their time on sea floor. Scallops eat tiny food like algae and plankton that float across the oceans.


Snail is a soft and moist-bodied animal with a tough shell. Snails can be found is water, seas and damp areas of land. They can swim, crawl and float in water. When endangered this moist creature hides in its protective shell. Majority of snails eat existing and rotten plants.


Limpets are invertebrate animals with supple body and compressed tapering shell. These shells are found in chilling water of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Limpets stick firmly to the rocks. In the day time they ripple around in search of food and then return to the same location on the rocks at the night time. The surprising part is that no one is able to find out how the Limpets are able to find out way back to same the spot every time. Limpets are herbivores and eat algae and other sea foliage throughout the day.
This sea life has its existence during life and even after death. Every tiny creature contributes to the environment and hence should be safeguarded.