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Delaware Gets Official State Seashell

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DOVER, Del. - It's official, Delaware has a state seashell.
    
Gov. Jack Markell joined state lawmakers and the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday to sign a bill declaring that the shell of the channeled whelk will be the official shell of Delaware.
    
Girl Scout Junior Allyson Willis earned the highest award that a Girl Scout Junior can earn for her work on legislation to bestow the honor on the channeled whelk.
    
The legislation asserts that the channeled whelk is a beautiful sea creature integral to the ecology and economy of the state of Delaware, and that the warm estuarine waters and sandy sediments of Delaware Bay provide excellent habitat for the creature.

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