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South Carolina State Shell:

Lettered olive shells - click to see all aquatic symbols
Lettered olive shells - photo © Jason Adams on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike. See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.

Lettered Olive

See lettered olive & scotch bonnet video below

South Carolina designated the lettered olive (Oliva Sayana) as the official state shell in 1984. An early pioneer in concholgy (Dr. Edmund Ravenel of Charleston, South Carolina) found and named the lettered olive seashell. Lettered olives are prolific along the South Carolina coast.

Lettered olive seashells - click to see all state shells
Lettered olive seashells of varied colors and sizes| photo © Jason Adams on Flickr -noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike. See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.
Source:
The State Shell - Lettered Olive: SC Legislature
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