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Fri May 16, 2014 2:40 am

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What, where Is crab island ?

Has sand dollars and conch shells?


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Is there anywhere to snorkel shallows.......

Navarre
Destin
Pensacola

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Fri May 16, 2014 7:50 am

kcdancer wrote:# 1
What, where Is crab island ?

Has sand dollars and conch shells?


# 2
Is there anywhere to snorkel shallows.......

Navarre
Destin
Pensacola

Specifics

?

Thanks so much!
I moved your post to the Snorkeling and Diving Reef Forum. You will find a lot of info here.

Crab Island is by the entrance bridge to the north of Destin.

We have sand dollars in the shallows of Navarre Beach. Any conch shells in the Gulf of northwest Florida would certainly be a rare find.

Check out the posts, photos, videos and links on this particular forum. I hope this helps.
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Fri May 16, 2014 9:05 am

http://marinelife.about.com/od/inverteb ... Conchs.htm

"Conservation and Human Uses:
Conchs are edible, and in many cases, have been over-harvested for meat and also for souvenir shells. Queen conchs are a species threatened by overharvesting, and fishing for conchs is no longer allowed in Florida waters (see NOAA queen conch site for more information on conch fishing)."

Probably the best place to find conch shells: the souvenir shops!

The map of the reefs should be helpful in locating desirable snorkeling locations.
http://www.navarrebeachlife.com/forums/ ... .php?f=105

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Wed May 28, 2014 10:38 pm

Crab Island really does not offer much in the way of snorkeling or shells. It is in the bay by the Destin Pass Bridge. It is a party spot at low tide. You can find Florida Fighting Conch shells in the waters from Okaloosa Island to Navarre Beach. You will not find Queen Conch in the waters here. The water is not warm enough year round for them. As mentioned above they are a federally protected species.I walk Navarre Beach a lot and find fighting conch shells on the sand and water's edge.
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