Expo is a Shell-Out
Photos/text by SANDI FAHY
Katie Cauthen, 7, and her mom, Roberta Cauthen, of Clearwater Beach are among the locals taking in the International Seashell Expo at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort on July 23. The show and sale, which featured beautiful and exotic shells and shell-related products displayed by shell collectors and dealers from all over the world, was part of The Conchologists of America annual convention. The public was invited to attend the expo. Lectures, symposiums, field trips, auctions, a banquet and other activities were on the agenda for members.
(from left) Dr. Patricia Snair and Barbara Read of Dunedin display their unique "Inside Nature's Treasures" x-ray prints of seashells at the International Seashell Expo held in conjunction with The Conchologists of America annual convention at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort last week. Both are members of the Suncoast Conchologists of Upper Pinellas, which was host club for the event. Dr. Snair has travelled worldwide collecting shells.
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