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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!



HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM SAN DIEGO – All of the wild life here on the seashore, in the air & in the sea wish everyone a Happy Earth Day!  A special thanks to all who dedicate their lives to protecting Mother Earth every day all the time.  Shout out to Greenpeace and Sea Shepard, Audubon, Rendezvous Dive Adventures (ghost nets), Nan Daeschler Hauser, Pacific Marine Mammal Rescue, pelican rescue centers and everyone else who volunteer tirelessly to protect wildlife on Mother Earth and to educate everyone about living at one with nature.  In case I’ve forgotten to mention you, you know who you are.  Thanks very much!

“A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” is now at Randall’s Sandals in Pacific Beach!

RANDALL’S SANDALS – Pacific Beach is now carrying my book, “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells”.

Next time you need a new pair of sandals this is THE place to go.  The styles are beautiful (for both men and women), the prices are reasonable and Randall’s Sandals is an eco friendly business as well as being a charitable based business.  Bring in your old shoes so they can be recycled.  Purchase a pair of Moeloco (“dream crazy”) sandals, you will be providing a pair of shoes to a child in poverty!    Randall’s Sandals was just voted Best New Business in Pacific Beach.  Shop local at Randall’s Sandals at 955 Turquoise Street  in Pacific Beach.  And pick up a copy of my signed book, “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” while you’re there!

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