bubble shell


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Noun1.bubble shell - marine gastropod mollusk having a very small thin shell
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
genus Haminoea, Haminoea - common genus of marine bubble shells of the Pacific coast of North America
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You might, however, be the only one to use a shell lure, below, either with an Atlantic bubble shell, left, or a lettered olive shell, right
But in the 400 years since its explosive birth in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the shock wave of SNR B0509-67.5 has smoothed into a delicate bubble shell. Apparently the interior material is hot enough, and the outside interstellar medium is dense and uniform enough, that most irregularities have piled up and spread evenly sideways all around the expanding shell.
In a second study, DNA analysis of specimens from Khor Julfar in Ra's al-Khaimah of the common large bubble shell, previously considered to be Bulla ampulla, has helped to confirm that the species present in the extreme north-western Indian Ocean, including the seashores of Arabia, is in fact a distinct species.