Ryan, RJ and I went snorkeling at the beach today. RJ stayed up on the sand because the waves were pretty bad from time to time. I found my very first shell underwater and Ryan dove under and got it for me. I usually just snorkel along the top and look down. Anyway, Ryan called no joy cause of the waves and current, so I told him I wanted to find just one more shell, then we could quit. He swam off and came back with about 4 shells in his hand. He gave them all to me and as we were swimming back in, I saw the biggest one I've seen here yet. I pointed it out and Ryan swam down again. Before he even came back up to me, I felt something squirming in my hand and squealed through my snorkle. By the time he got to me, I saw that three of the five shells in my hand had orange and black striped crab legs poking out of them! We took them up to our beach mat to show RJ and so we could get a better look. I'm sooooo mad I didn't take my camera with! The underwater one get wet and isn't working and I left the digital at home because I'm always afraid someone will steal it while we're in the water. Anyway, the hermies were too cute. They had orange and black striped legs, grayish bodies and bright blue eyes! Ryan took them back out and put them on the ocean again and as we were getting ready to leave, two other shells started moving. they look like cone shells and I didn't think a crab could even fit in them, but both of those had crabs too! Ryan took them back in the water too and we were left with one shell. I put it in our mesh bag and it went into the trunk. when we got home 5 minutes later, I dug it out of the bag and there's some weird mint green snail hanging out of it. I'm just waiting for that one to die so I can keep the shell. I'm honestly thinking of setting up a tank and maybe trying my hand at marine hermies. Anyone know anything about them?