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Beach treasure: Massive helmet shell found on Harkers Island

Posted April 20, 2019 11:59 a.m. EDT

— A massive helmet shell was found on the Cape Lookout National Seashore, the organization posted online.

Helmet shells on the shore are usually about the size of a fist, the Cape Lookout National Seashore’s Facebook page said, but the “jackpot” of a shell was about four times the size.

“Beach treasure!” the organization posted. “Every once in a while we are in the right place at the right time to find a treasure such as this large helmet shell.”

The shore, on Harkers Island, is part of the National Park Service.