Batt and Robin

Batt and Robin are Christians, Patriots, Teachers, Scientists, Artists, Authors and Travelers

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Two new “Shell of the Month” now available.

Two new shell of the months are now available to download and read. They were written by Rick for the Sanibel Captiva Shell Club Newsletter. The first, on the Giant Tun, Tonna galea, a shell found in the Atlantic Ocean including Florida. It’s one of the largest species of Tun shells found worldwide. The second, Atlantic Triton’s Trumpet, Charonia variegata is found across the Atlantic. This species is one of the largest species of tritons worldwide. It is popular among collectors. Both of these showcase shells in Rick’s collection.  Click on the Shell name to go directly to the file.

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Battman’s Seashells* are now Revealed on our web site

Triplofusus giganteus growth series

Rick has been helping others for a while to identify their shells. He wanted to share some of his collection. Now we have our own site, where you can check out pictures of shells in his collection. They are grouped into Gastropods, Pelecypods, and Cephalopods. Each group is organized loosely in order of families. Each picture is labeled with the scientific name, the common name, locality data, and size. To enjoy this selection of his collection, follow the links below to his pictures.

Battman’s Seashells              Gastropods                     Pelecypods                        Cephalopods

Check out the rest of our site, we have our travels, our biblical research teachings, and other stuff. Follow us and you will receive updates as more stuff is added. Rick is planning to add pictures of fossils,and gardens in the sometime future.

  • – Some shells names and family membership are subject to change without notice. Those pesky researchers are continually updating the taxonomy. Isn’t that what science is about, changing as new evidence emerges.

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New aspect of our blog and site: Battman’s Seashell collection

syrinx 27 inchshell collector 50 years apart

Rick has been collecting seashells for a long time. His grandparents started him off with a bag of shells and the Golden Nature Guide to Seashells when he was five. He is pictured here 50 years apart, seven and 57. Do you think he is holding the same Nautilus? Since moving to Florida, he has invited shell collectors to view his collection. He also is active on Social Media, answering a variety of questions regarding shells. He is sharing the column he writes for a local shell club, “Shell of the Month.” You can find them on his page Worldwide Seashells: Battman’s Collection. watch this page for upcoming albums of his collection.