Back issues of the COA quarterly journal, American Conchologist, are available at $3.00 per issue prior to 1985 and $5.00 from 1985 to the present. Filled with articles on shells, shell trips, personalities in the shell world, events, collecting and exhibiting methods...they are an excellent resource.
Editor’s comments; Fifty years of looking at murices by Emily H. Vokes; Accuracy of Freshwater Mussel Identification: Results from a Study in Texas by Robert G. Howells, Charles R. Randklev & Neil B. Ford; Dealer Directory; Just What the Doctor Ordered by Lisa Fitzgerald; Book review of Living Muricidae of the World: Muricinae: Murex, Promurex, Haustellum, Bolinus, Vokesimurex and Siratus by Roland Houart; 2017 COA Key West Convention by Tom Eichhorst; In Memoriam; Land snails of the rocks, trees, and leaves by Teresa Rose Osborne and Rebecca J. Rundell; COA Neptunea Award by Everett Long; LC50 of Arsenic in Tehuelche scallop Aequipecten tehuelchus from San José Gulf in Patagonia, Argentina by Julieta Sturla Lompré, Erica Giarratano & Mónica Noemí Gil; Marvel from the Deep; 2017 Gulf Coast Shell Club Shell Show by Jim Brunner; Marco Island Shell Club 37th Annual Shell Show; Keppel Bay 50th Anual Shell Show; Second Annual West Coast Shell Show
Editor’s comments; There was a minor event last year by Thomas Eichhorst; In Memoriam; In Memoriam error (last issue); Dealer Directory; Broward Shell Club: a success story by Nancy Galdo; A Panama City Trip: Panama City, Panama, That Is by Linda Brunner; Book review of Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island treesnails, family Partulidae; Book review of In Memoriam; 2017 Astronaut Trail Shell Show - 21-22 Jan 2017; 70th Annual St. Petersburg Shell Show - Feb 2017; 80th Annual Sanibel Shell Show - 2-4 March 2017; In Memoriam (cont’d from p. 15); Gifts-in-Kind; COA Code of Ethics; 2017 COA Convention, Key West, FL, Aug 15-19, 2017 By Jeannette Tysor and Ed Shuller
Editor’s comments; Conchologists of America: 45 years old by Tom Eichhorst; The history of a shell: Phenacovolva lenoreae by Jerry G. Walls; 2017 SHELL SHOWS & RELATED EVENTS (January – August) by Donald Dan; Pond snail chirality by Tom Eichhorst; Dealer Directory; Heterobranch sea slugs of Bocas del Toro, Panama by Jessica Goodheart; Book review of Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, Vol. 29; Book review of Cassidae: An Amazing Family of Seashells; Book review of Neritidae of the World - Volumes One & Two; The Lei Pupu o Ni’ihau by Betty Ruggeri; Broward Shell Show - 14-15 Jan 2017; Sarasota Shell Show - 3-5 Feb 2017; Good work ultimately reaps its (his) reward by Harry Lee; In Memoriam; Key West COA Convention & the Frederic Weiss collection – 15-19 Aug 2017 by Thomas Eichhorst; Shell collector – Frederic Weiss (1929-2015) by Emily Weiss; Highlights of the 2017 COA Convention – Key West, FL; August 13-14 – Field Trips; August 15-19 – Convention & Bourse By Jeannette Tysor and Ed Shuller; A closing look at COA Chicago - 2016; COA Neptunea Award by Everett Long
Editor’s comments; Surf and Turf – Puerto Rican style by F. Matthew Blaine; Into Bednall Country: The Land of the Tides by Charles E. Rawlings; Dealer Directory; SCUM XIX: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; The Nylander Museum - Caribou, Maine by Sheila L. Nugent; COA Neptunea Award by Everett Long; In Memoriam; Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club Gives $27,000 in Grants; COA letter to legislators; A SHELL COLLECTOR´S NIGHTMARE by Marcus Coltro; Citizen scientists converge on Wilmington, North Carolina by John Timmerman; 2017 COA Convention by Ed Shuller; Book review of The living and fossil Busycon whelks: Iconic mollusks of eastern North America (Edward J. Petuch, Robert F. Myers & David P. Berschauer) by Tammy L. Myers
Editor’s comments; In Memoriam; A trip to Ambon or the quest for a living Bednall’s volute by Charles E. Rawlings; Identifying Florida Glycymerids by Marlo F. Krisberg; COA grant project in the Canary Islands by Alexander F. Wall; A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO A DISPLAY by Jim Brunner; The birth of a trophy by Jim Brunner; Dealer Directory; Crown conch royal buffet by Lisa Fitzgerald; “Got the fever” in the Dominican Republic by Dora Zimmerman; Working out the mussels of Peninsular Malaysia by Pei-Yin Ng, John-James Wilson & Alexandra Zieritz; Phil Poland; Springs and the minute snails that inhabit them in the Puget Sound region: Searching for the concealed by Edward J. Johannes; The 2016 Gulf Coast Shell Show; Bruce William Crystal; COA Neptunea Award by Harry Lee;
Editor’s comments; Adventures in producing a documentary: “HEALERS AND HUNTERS: THE SECRET LIFE OF SEA SNAILS” by Astrid Koch; Lt. Col. Robert John Griffiths (9 Feb 1915 – 31 Oct 1986): the forgotten pioneer by Don Cram; Still more on turrids... by Bruce Neville; 2016 Shell Shows & Related Events by Donald Dan; Poser Shell Auction in Boston by Edward Nieburger; Mid-Atlantic Malacologists Meeting – 2016 by Elizabeth K. Shea and Timothy A. Pearce; In memoriam; Dealer Directory; Studies of satiation in Melibe leonina by Colin A. Lee; Carychium cognomen conundrum continues to confound conchologists; culture confirms by Lori Schroeder; The 2016 St. Petersburg Shell Club Shell Show; The 2016 Sanibel Shell Show; The 2016 Sarasota Shell Show; The 2016 Marco Island Shell Show; COA CONVENTION 2016 – CHICAGO!
In memoriam; The Turrids: not just LBJs by Bruce Neville; Cone Shells: Mumblings 36plus years later by Jerry G. Walls; Dream Stream stems teem with stenotremes redux – saturation 3D shelling along the PRR system sets stratospheric standards by Harry G. Lee & Robert E. Winters; Dealer Directory; The Ohio State University freshwater mussel collection by F. Matthew Blaine; 2016 Shell shows & related events (January – July 2016) by Donald Dan; Shelling the Pearl Islands of Panama by Vicky Wall; “Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas: Their Ecology and Biodiversity” reviewed by David P. Berschauer; A different way to use UV images by T. Eichhorst; Living Mollusks reviewed by T. Eichhorst; COA Award winner, Broward Shell Show; COA Award winner, Astronaut Trail Shell Show; 2016 COA Convention Chicago, IL