06/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Beautiful Shells From Around The World (PHOTOS)

There's a little thrill to finding a unique seashell washed up on the shore as a kid. It's the kind of thrill that stays with you as you grow older, as every once in a while you'll stumble on a shell that blows your mind. As part of Our Oceans week, we're celebrating the beauty of seashells by compiling some attractive shells from around the world. Take a look, and vote for your favorite!

Have a seashell you think is prettier? Use the participation tool to the right to send in your shell.

Beautiful Shells

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