Tiny Seashell Museum on the Sea of Cortez

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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico

Take a quick visit to Naomi Black's tiny seashell museum in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, which houses her privately owned seashell collection. She finds her seashells where the Sonoran Desert meets the sea, about an hour south of the Arizona border. She welcomes local youth groups and visitors from around the world, plus she has a traveling exhibit she can take on the road. Photos by Naomi Black.

This video was part of the Virtual Beachcombing Festival on June 20, 2020.

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