How Are Shells Formed?

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The way that shells are formed is truly amazing. Mollusks, snails and other creatures that live in shells must have a larger shell to accommodate their growth spurts. To do this, they add small amounts of calcium and other mineral deposits at the edges of their shells to enlarge them a little at a time. Adding these small amounts creates the beautiful patterns we see. You can find more information here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-are-seashells-created
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Seashells are made up mostly of calcium ,it is created by the mantle part of the outer body of the mollusks. As the mollusks grow the outside the shell continues to thicken.
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Seashells are the protective exoskeletons of mollusks. They shelter the body from predators and other potential dangers. Seashells are made almost entirely of calcium, but also have
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a snail or turtle when it bite you u get enfected and also does the turtle or snail it will say you you have killed me and before it dies it will have se* and die leaving a shell
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In order for a desert to form all you need is dry arid conditions. When you throw in tons of sand and very little vegetation you have a desert.
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How Are Shells Formed?
Seashells are the protective exoskeletons of mollusks. They shelter the body from predators and other potential dangers. Seashells are made almost entirely of calcium, but also have a small amount of protein. Because they are calcified, they take much... More »
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Sea shells are so beautiful and come in many shapes, colors and sizes. They are most different from a turtle or snail shell in that they have clams and muscle type livings creatures in them. You can find more information here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-are-seashells-created
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