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islandlovin
(@islandlovin)
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I have found some great sea shells on Brewers Beach STT - very small ones. Is there a certain beach or time of the year I can find big conch shells?

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Topic starter Posted : June 19, 2012 3:40 am
East End Doug
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Please note you cannot remove shell from the USVI

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Posted : June 19, 2012 8:23 am
islandlovin
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Guess its ok since I live on STT. Plus how many ppl do you know that have the shells in there house for decorations - everyone has them.

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Topic starter Posted : June 19, 2012 1:13 pm
OldTart
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I've been to most of the beaches around STT over the years and have never seen a conch shell on one but I've seen and free-dived off a boat for many empty ones in several different spots around the island. One good spot was between Little and Great St James and another was pretty much in the middle of Magens Bay adjacent to Platform Beach but I'm sure there are others and you could ask the local boaties.

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Posted : June 19, 2012 2:15 pm
Linda J
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On STX, the fishermen harvest conch just outside Chenay Bay. We've snorkeled out and dived for the shells. One used to be able to bring them off-island, but I understand the laws have changed. Ag staff looked at them to make sure they were large enough and passed me through then, but no more.

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Posted : June 19, 2012 2:27 pm
Jamison
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There is a shell identification meeting coming up. Sounds cool. STX

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Posted : June 19, 2012 7:34 pm
blu4u
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south sound -vg

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Posted : June 19, 2012 9:12 pm
VIsnorkeler
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Try some lesser known/visited beaches. Santa Maria or Stumpy, maybe. I find more shells on STJ than STT, I think. Of course, don't take any shells if you are on National Park beaches.

Personally, I like to collect beach glass. I tell myself that I am actually removing trash.

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Posted : June 20, 2012 2:14 am
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