Sea shells provide lifelong fascination for former Willmar, Minn., pathologist
Dr. William Reid was 24 and a medical student in Philadelphia when he received a box of sea shells from his great aunt's estate. Included was the shell of a Tiger Cowrie, a common herbivore found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and known for its egg-shaped shell with irregular black, brown, gray and white patterns.
Reid was smitten with the beauty of the 200-year-old shell.
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