Story: Shellfish

Whelk

Whelk

Whelks are hunters and scavengers. They extend a siphon from the front of their shell to taste the tell-tale chemicals in the water that reveal the presence of food.

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Sea snails', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8017/whelk (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006