Who would have thought that people would spend hours on end searching for the perfect shell?
Navarre Beach ranks among the top beaches in the state of Florida for shelling. With its snow-white sands, the local beach is home to numerous species of shells, all with diverse patterns.
After a storm like Hurricane Sally, which swept through last month, there is usually an even greater influx of shells on the beach.
“Specifically, after a hurricane or tropical storm comes ashore, they stir up the bottom,” said Dr. Christopher Pomory, the professor of biology at University of West Florida.