The shell exhibition at the University of Jaen was given the warmest of welcomes among the media, specially within Andalusian media. As I told you in the previous section, many newspapers decided to include as a remarkable new the impressive world of molluscs and its variety and also they wanted to know the history of my collection, even a journalist´s team of the TV program "Andalucia Directo" interviewed me in the place of the exhibition mading a live link which all Andalusian people (and many other from several areas of Spain) could watch in the afternoon slot. But this surprising extensive coverage grew even more when a couple of weeks after the exhibition was brought to a close, some journalists of the Andalusian TV environmental program "Espacio Protegido" (Protected Space) got my personal data through the University of Jaen and phoned me in order to record an interviuw and a report at home. As a result, the last section (called "Pistas") of the 12-26-2004 "Protected Space" episode was filled with my personal interview. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life; I had been the main figure of a TV program which I´m watching for the last two years!!!. Precisely, I commonly use some video reordings of this program as a very interesting educational resource in my job as a teacher of environmental education. Mmm! It´s blissful!.
The report lasted around six minutes although the total time of recording carried on for 5 hours in spite of nearly all shots was made at the first attempt....just as well!!. I explained in a very simple and not scientific languaje the main purposes of a shell collection, how to make one, the basic foundations of a shell trade, what should be the ethics of a collector, how to tidy up and order a shell collection, what shells might be considered as my favorites, and so on.
Here you have some photographs corresponding to some stills captured from the program broadcasted in TV: