Tag Archives: sea shells

A tasty feast – for a bird

Shorebirds like oystercatchers make meals of limpets and chitons that sit on rocks, clamped down to conserve their water when the tide is out, like the one below. How the heck a bird recognised the camouflaged chiton below flummoxes me. … Continue reading

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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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Egg masses and rams’ horns

Woody Head, Flat Rock and just about any other sandy beach, especially if it has a rock platform, are places of treasure for the sharp-eyed. The more types of environment, the more you will see. And the more often you … Continue reading

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She sees sea shells by the sea shore

The reef at Woody Head has a lot of live molluscs. You may not see them all at once, but the more times you go out to look, the more you’ll see. The water at the southern part is good … Continue reading

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Elephant snail

Here is a photo of a live elephant snail on my hand at Flat Rock, Ballina. See the Sea Slug Forum for more information on this beastie, and for a better view of the internal shell see Sea Shells of … Continue reading

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