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Florida’s Treasure Islands

Engulfed in collectibles
Sanibel Island, off Florida’s west coast, is a sheller’s delight. (L. CLARKE / CORBIS)
Florida native
As in much of the state, alligators are at home in the waters of Sanibel and Captiva islands. (JIM BRANDENBURG / Minden Pictures)
Island idyll
Beneath an azure Florida sky, a boy drops a line into the water off a pier at South Seas Resort on Captiva. (NICHOLAS PITT)
Author’s find
One of the author’s many finds: Fighting conch, 2 ¾ inches long. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)
Author’s find
One of the author’s many finds: Venus sunray, 5 inches wide. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)
Author’s find
One of the author’s many finds: Kitten’s paw, ¾ inch wide. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)
Author’s find
One of the author’s many finds: Calico scallop, 1 ½ inches long. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)
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