Which shells are found in North Carolina?

There are certain kinds of identifiable life that are unique to the estuary environment of North Carolina's Outer Banks. As an introduction to the use of Quicktime VR, students can use the zooming and motion functions, to try and match the still photos, renderings, or even real world examples of shells native to North Carolina. Students may even be able to estimate which shells are most prolific on these sections of the Outer Banks. By using the searching, rotating and zooming functions, students can match shapes and colors to the virtual collection they have already compiled. Finally, students can approximate the shell density in the 360-degree view using the scale of the footprint featured in this panorama. How does this shell density compare to other beaches?


If you are unable to view these Quicktime Virtual Reality panoramas, you may need to download the Quicktime Player from Apple at http://www.Apple.com/Quicktime. If you are in need of other assistance or have comments about any of these pages please contact Dr. Randy Yerrick at ryerrick@mail.sdsu.edu. Thanks in advance for your helpful feedback.