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Knobbed Whelk

Busycon carica


Egg case with hundreds of tiny baby whelks! They were still alive and looked healthy. They exit through the holes in the sides of their chambers. This egg case apparently came loose from wherever it was anchored and washed ashore. I put it back in the water, but wasn't sure that would do any good.


Found on the Ocean Isle end of Sunset Beach, NC, next to a tidal pool. It was near low tide.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

An amazing spotting. I've never seen anything like it. Wonderful photo series too :)

Mandy Hollman
Spotted by
Mandy Hollman

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 8, 2015
Submitted on Apr 10, 2015

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