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Junonias found on Captiva

June 22, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Grace Mobley, 14, of Beaumont, Texas, was recently snorkeling off a sandbar at North Captiva beach when she found two junonias. The first was found on June 17 covered in algae, and the second was found on June 20. Both shells were found in about 8 feet to 10 feet of water. Her mother, Erica Mobley, explained that the family was told the sandbar had been created by the recent tropical storm. It extends into the water at a right angle from the beach. She added that this was the family's - a party of 15 - first visit to North Captiva and none of them had ever found a junonia before.

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