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How shells are formed Seashells are created by snails. When snails are first born, their skins are soft, then they harden and calcify and detach from the rest of the body. They continuously grow around their own shells more and more, which is where the spiral comes from. When the snails die, the soft portion decays and the hard shell remains. More Some shells are also those of clams, scallops, or oysters. Depending on the location, any of these might be more numerous than the shells of snails. In any case, the process of formation is similar: A soft-bodied mollusk secretes calcium carbonate which accumulates as the shell as the animal grows, then the empty shell remains when the animal dies.
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What are seashells?

its a fossil found in the ocean. A sea shell is a fossil or skeleton of a creature that lives in the ocean. The creature is born with a hard back and as it grows the shell wil

How is a seashell made?

Seashells are created by snails. When snails are first born, their skins are soft, then they harden and calcify and detach from the rest of the body. They continuously grow ar

What is the purpose of seashells?

It protects the Mollusk, can be used as a tool to move or open objects, adn can be used for camoflouge adn even sold in sores or collected. to protect the creatures within t

How many seashells are there?

Seashells are a kind of movable and removable home for animals such as snails and hermit crabs. They grow, and can be formed around the animal, therefore are in an uncountable

What are the chemicals in seashells?

Sea shells are largely composed of CaCO3 or Calcium Carbonate. This is also the main component of lime used to supply Calcium to soils which is readily leached from soils abov

What facts are there about seashells?

Commonly referred to as a 'Shell', it is a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. It is the exoskeleton of an invertebrate. The shells are em