Dog whelk


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(Zool.) any species of univalve shells of the family Nassidæ, esp. the Nassa reticulata of England.

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The museum is laying on bus trips to Whitley Bay to explore rock pools - where they might spot creatures with such names as bladder wrack, edible crab, sea squirt and dog whelk - and learn from an ORCA expert about the seals, porpoises and dolphins which can be spotted from the top of St Mary's Lighthouse.
When they're not occupied with serious scientific stuff, they can be counted on to help you tell your dog whelk from your limpet.
Later on, in Britain, researchers discovered female dog whelk snails with penises.
In the same way that jungles provide a haven for monkeys, seahorses shelter vast ecosystems including mussels, dog whelk snails, barnacles, crabs, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes and puffins who thrive together on coasts.
Tributyl tin is also driving the common dog whelk to extinction by damaging its ability to reproduce.
Penrhyn A walk on the shore at low water can reveal an amazing variety of marine creatures, including barnacles, crabs, dog whelks, kelp, limpets, sea anemones, winkles and wrack.
The near-shore rocks are studded with limpets, periwinkles and dog whelks among waving sea oak, a vivid green seaweed.
Dr Dixon added: "Examples of the gender-bending effect are male fish becoming feminised and producing egg protein, and dog whelks developing male sex organs.
Barnacles, dog whelks, brittle stars, sculpins and sea urchins.
Crunching on through dog whelks and razor shells, I paused to watch red breasted mergansers and great crested grebes in the shadow of the Lennox oil and gas platform off Ainsdale.