gardening in Nova Scotia, with an occasional maritime musing
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Mesmerizing Moon Snail
During a walk on the beach today we discovered a mesmerizing moon snail. Lewis moon snails, polinices lewisii, are large predatory snails which feed on clams by drilling holes into their shells to secure a meal. It was interesting to watch this large specimen, plowing into the sand with surprising strength and speed. After watching for a few minutes we let him go about his business on the shore.