Friday, April 14, 2006
Blue crab attacks Jeep cap.
In my hand above is a lightning whelk...a big predatory snail. That brown disk is it's operculum...kind of a trap door that seals off the snail when it has completely retracted into the shell.
A horseshoe crab in love. I'm tugging on his tail, but he is not letting go of the much larger female buried in the sand below. He looks scary, but he's harmless. The tail is simply for righting himself when he gets tumbled by the waves.