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About this app

Instant shell identification using your phone’s camera. Full color shell guide. Learn from museum experts about shells.

The Shell Museum App can identify most common shells found on Southwest Florida beaches using your cell phone. Now you can learn about the shells you find while you’re at the beach, simply by snapping a picture! In addition, the App provides an extensive shell guide with many images and descriptions of these same shells.

The Shell Museum App, created by the Nation’s leading shell experts at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a revolutionary shell identification tool to help you instantly identify more than 65 common shells found on Southwest Florida Beaches. And, the app allows you to learn more about each species from the in-depth guide.

From an initial set of over 35,000 shell images, the Shell Museum App uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to learn how to identify Southwest Florida shells. And, you can help it learn! Every photo you submit makes the Shell Museum App better by adding to its growing knowledge of shells.

Shell Museum App Features:

Identify Shells with Your Phone Camera
• Open the Shell Museum app, snap a photo, and find out the name of your shell in seconds
• Learn more details about the shell and see photos of the living animal that created it!

Browse a full color shell guide right on your phone
• See full color photos of most common Southwest Florida Shells
• Easily search for a particular shell with either a visual search or by typing part of the name

Follow the Daily Activities at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
• Get information on Beach Walks and daily Tank Talks
• Make reservations for upcoming activities
• Learn about special events and programs
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Jun 5, 2019

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9 reviews
michelle combs
January 3, 2021
Well i am a shell fanatic i tried to identify 2 different shells and the app wasnt even close..dont get this app absolutely a waste of your 2 bucks..the shells that i tried to identify were whole no broken shells,that i already knew the name of them just wanted to see if the app was legit... and its not! Find a different app!
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A Google user
April 15, 2020
Good start to this app, but I would like to see more shells that haven't been added yet. Will be happy to upgrade rating later... this is a great idea!
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S. Dyner
September 30, 2022
I've never even been to Florida, but I love shells and hope this helps a little bit, somehow.
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Initial release for Android