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Shield limpet masterpiece

Lottia pelta


As these limpets slowly moved and ate the algae on the bottom of this tide pool they left a cleared trail showing the path that each individual limpet took, creating a sort of abstract art that maybe only Koko the gorilla could appreciate. I thought it was pretty cool.The second pic is a tide pool only a few feet from the other one. This limpet has a highly variable shape and coloration depending on its habitat.


Spotted in a tide pool at a rocky beach.

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Tukup 2 years ago

If Koko the gorilla can appreciate this, who am I to criticize 😊 Their "homing behavior" and the idea of them returning to their home scar and the shell growing to fit that place is really interesting <> It would be cool to see if these do that. Great shots Brian.

Brian38 2 years ago

It would be interesting if I go back to this tide pool in a month and take a picture at the same place and angle.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Fast forward! :D

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Spotted on May 19, 2019
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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