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A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells Reference Book

“A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” is a reference book for Southern California sea shells.

I wrote “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” after realizing that all the shell books I found were shells of the world or the South Pacific, but that there was no sea shell book about Southern California shells.  It took 3 1/2 years of researching the shells before I wrote this book.  I learned interesting and fun facts like mussels live 20 years and there is a silhouette of an owl inside a Giant Owl Limpet shell!  

I painted the watercolor illustrations of the shells from sea shells I found on San Diego beaches. The name of each shell and interesting information about each shell is added in calligraphy.  The illustrations share fun information as well as the names of the shell. In the back of the book are pages of photographs I took of sea shells.  


Using “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells”, the next time you pick up a shell on the beach you will be able to find out about the shell in your hand!   Take a moment and order your copy for the summer!…

Shelly Cat By the Sea reads A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells!

Shelly Cat By the Sea learned about sea shells from Nancy Lee’s book, “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells”! Shelly Cat really enjoyed the book and so did Marv & Louis! Have you bought your copy of both of these books yet?!…/…/ref=sr_1_1…



If you love sea shells, this is the book for you! “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” gives detailed information about the life of sea shells with paintings & photographs. Even if you don’t live in San Diego, you will enjoy this book. To purchase, just on the link here, which takes you directly to Amazon! Thank you!