Seashells & Zoology
I've been collecting shells since I was a child; I was bored one summer,
pestering my mother, and she said "get a hobby"...I did. Years later
that little hobby has grown into a life-long obsession and a 50,000+ specimen shell
collection...and it's still growing. I went on to the University of British Columbia to acquire a
bachelor's degree in zoology, specializing, of course, in invertebrates,
with interests in evolution, zoogeography and taxonomy. I am what is classed
a "general" collector, since I collect all species of shells, but I go
through my phases...volutes, cowries, cones, Distorsios, land snails, BC shells, micro shells.
"Peter's Seashells" is just one of the numerous projects that I have worked on
over the last few years, many of them as assignments working up to my Associate Certificate in
Internet Technologies (British Columbia Institute of Technology, 2004). I find it wonderful to be
able to create something like this and publish it on the Internet for everyone to enjoy; the
Internet is truly a GREAT place! See my online portfolio at Peter Egerton Portfolio.
My other great love is photography, the art of capturing a moment on film,
the search for that elusive perfect shot. I do both nature shots and people
shots; both are fun, but very different.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like more information on
shell collecting, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org