Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors
Official Alabama Shell
photo by: Douglas N. Shelton
The Johnstone's Junonia or, Scaphella junonia johnstoneae, is a seashell found only in Alabama. The shell is the home of a deep water marine mollusk. A Harvard scientist, Dr. William J. Clench, named the shell in honor of Kathleen Yerger Johnstone, an amateur conchologist from Mobile, Alabama, who made seashells popular through speeches and books. The Scaphella junonia johnstoneae was made the state shell in 1990.
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Act 90-567, Acts of Alabama, April 19, 1990
Updated: January 25, 2010