had an indirect influence in advancing other industrial and world concerns
in areas such as:
voyages both on land and sea.
diving and snorkeling ventures and companies: partly spurred on
by collectors looking for deep-water shells.
of marine reserves and parks - to protect endangered (by pollution
and destructive fishing techniques mostly -NOT shell collectors!!!)
species of molluscs and other sea life, such as corals.
Shell Oil Company of today, started out as a shell import company.
When the value of the shell buttons in industry fell, they were forced
to look for a better-paying commodity, and got lucky with oil!