Heavy Surf and Good Shelling

Heavy Surf and Good Shelling

Today the wind gusts were up to 46 miles an hour. I was driving out to Captiva and noticed the large amount of shells at blind pass on the Captiva side of the island. The surf was extremely large and the shells on the beach were amazing. I was in a hurry but just had to stop. I was there for five minutes and found a scotch bonnet and two zig zag scallops, also a very nice moon snail. All the shells in the pictures were found today.

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.

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