Common Whelk (Bucinnum undatum)
Aka " Buckie"
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Length Shell to 4 1/4 " ( 12 cm ) long
Lives mainly below the low water tide mark.It is deeply grooved .The Whelk can extend a long siphon upward to acquire clean water and detect food like a periscope.
Food is mostly marine carrion
After mating the females congregate for mass egg laying.
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