Is it legal (or moral or culturally acceptable) to take home something found on a beach, like a shell, piece of coral, rock, etc? Many places in California outlaw taking home even a grain of sand, and Hawaii has some cultural taboos that say if you take something home it will cause you bad luck forever! What's the scoop on AC? How about buying such things?
#123733 - 06/18/0606:45 PMRe: Can we take home shells, etc?
I brought home an assortment of tiny shells, also pieces of coral, all found among piles of debris on the beach -- certainly no loss to anyone there. They now are arranged around a wood carving of a sting ray -- a nice reminder of wonderful Belize!
#123735 - 06/18/0609:16 PMRe: Can we take home shells, etc?
When we cleared out of Belize at the airport, we were specifically asked if we had conch shells in our luggage. We didn't. But those of you who took shells home, were you asked, and if so, what did you say?
This was 3 weeks ago.
#123738 - 06/19/0610:15 AMRe: Can we take home shells, etc?