Latest Mollusc shell Stories
A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed new light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people.
Nacre, commonly known as mother-of-pearl, is the iridescent material lining many mollusk shells.
The enchantingly colored seashells that lend beaches their charm could also provide information about how the brain converts memories and sensory information into action, according to research from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pittsburgh published online April 7 in the â€œProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesâ€ (â€œPNASâ€).
Conchology, a branch of malacology, is the study of mollusk shells including seashells, freshwater and land mollusk shells, and gastropod operculums. Conchologists, those who practice conchology, study the shells four main groups of mollusks including bivalves and gastropods as wells as chitons and tusk shells. The study of mollusk is shells is sometimes thought to be outdated, because a species as a whole cannot be understood by one aspect, but shells have been known to provide important...