Daily Archives: Tuesday, 8 March 2011

More sea shells by the sea shore

Nerites Many algae- and lichen-eating snails hang about in rock pools but are found stranded when the tide goes out. They shut tight their operculums (‘doors’) to protect themselves from dessication and birds. They feed by scraping off algae and … Continue reading

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