Did you know New Jersey has a State Seashell?

Most likely seen some after storms, New Jersey is only one of 14 states to have one.

The knobbed welk is the New Jersey State Seashell. What is a knobbed welk?

The knobbed welk was designated New Jersey’s state seashell in 1995. It’s what most people call a Conch Shell, but it’s not really conch. The welk is more of a species found in cooler waters in the North Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic. The real conch is often found in tropical waters from Florida throughout the Caribbean.

The Conch Shell is found throughout New Jersey’s coast, both in coastal bays, estuaries as well as near-shore coastal waters.

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