Posts By: oceanoracle

Exploring the Intelligence of Mollusks

As human beings we often gravitate towards animals, specifically mammals that behave like us. The more a fuzzy little critter displays human qualities, the more adorable and intelligent we believe that it is. However, there are so many animals that are not like us that also display a high level of intelligence. Let’s take a… Read more »

Cone Mollusks – Medical Treatment on Land from the Sea

We have much to learn from our oceans and the creatures that live within them. Not only are we discovering new fish and animals every year, but it is what’s within them that’s the real surprise. It turns out that some species of mollusks actually create toxins that can help scientists to come up with… Read more »

Flossing May Be Bunk, but Not Mollusks!

This just in: according to the Associated Press, the benefits of flossing have never been scientifically tested! This means that for all those years our dentists were telling us that flossing was proven to reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral health ailments may have been misinformation. While the jury may still be… Read more »

Seashell Graves of the South

Happy New Year – 2016 is here and that means we all have an excellent opportunity to change the trajectory of our lives, a chance to get off the paths we were all on in 2015. If you were feeling unaccomplished, that your soul was not having any opportunity to soar, then this is your… Read more »

Dancing with Seashell Partners

The sea can be wicked and cruel, but ultimately it is beautiful, like a fully developed orchestra equipped with the finest musicians and only the rarest instruments found in the entire world. One of those rare instruments is, of course, the seashell, which should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the blog and… Read more »

Some Seashells Are Endangered Too, Part Two

In our last post, I discussed the Commercial Trochus, how it’s on the endangered species list. It has been used for many years in the production of mother of pearl buttons or in a variety of other crafts. I have a special connection with the Commercial Trochus, because decades ago, I obtained two of these,… Read more »

Some Seashells Are Endangered Too, Part One

Every day it seems like there is a new animal on the endangered animal list or, even worse, made extinct by the cruel actions of man. We see this repeatedly. We can mention what happened to Cecil the lion over in Africa at the hands of an American dentist. We can also mention the whales… Read more »

Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream

There is a pharmacy at our fingertips and many of us don’t even know it. This pharmacy might even prove to be better than wherever you pick up your prescriptions. I am of course referring to the medicinal properties of cone mollusks and the superhuman nature of mussels. It seems that a lot of people… Read more »

What Is a Slipper Shell State of Mind?

There’s a lot going on in the country and over the last couple months, we have witnessed much change – some good, some bad – and Americans from coast to coast are having their very lives shaken to the cores. Whether that change is gay marriage, transgender rights, or racial unrest, there is a social… Read more »