A local fisherman’s son is making a splash with his turtle shell.
Cannon Beach resident Andrew Taylor has been making turtle shells out of plastic bottles for more than 20 years.
The shells are a good alternative to the plastic shells found in the stores and restaurants around town.
The local boy has his own shell that he is using for his own turtle.
Taylor says the shells can be made with just a plastic bottle or a plastic bag.
“We used to have some shells in a plastic box.
Now they are just thrown away, and we have to use whatever we can get,” he said.”
I think they are better than the plastic ones, they look more beautiful.”
The boy is selling his shell for a small profit.
Taylor has made a few shells, but says he has had success with other materials, including PVC pipe and sand.
“People are getting used to shells because it’s so easy to do it yourself,” he explained.
“You just put some stuff in the water, it will go out.”
Taylor says he uses the shells for their beauty and to keep warm when he has the temperature in the mid to high 30s in the summer.