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Out of the "closet"

Updated: May 4, 2021

In a few days the quarterly magazine of the COA will come out.   There will be an article I wrote a few months ago for this March issue.    My coming out party.   So to speak. The COA stands for Conchologists of America.   A very small group of people.  I joined back in 2005.    I think.   I have every issue. My favorite magazine.   About my favorite natural object and the animal that makes it.

I'm the odd man out.   All of the other members write wonderful articles about the scientific study of shells and the animals that form them.  So I feel a bit like Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer.   Hoping they'll like them and see my study of Gastropods as also valid.   Just in a different way.   Thanks for reading my thoughts. Annie

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