Last week the baby ear shells were rolling in. Tuesday I found 40 of these hard to spot white shells. The baby ear shells above were all found on Thursday. A few nice worm shells were also found. A beautiful live horse conch was observed and all the beauty around it. I placed the live horse conch in deeper water and continued enjoying the sights and smells on the beach.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 00:10h, 12 January

    As always, very neat! I love the pictures 😉