title for learn-about section on whelks & relatives in A SNAIL'S ODYSSEY
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photograph of morphs of whelks Nucella lamellosa from Smith Island, Strait of Juan de Fuca, taken by Trevor Kinkaid, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle
16. Smith Island, Strait of Juan de Fuca  The shore of this isolated reefy islet is comprised of large glacial boulders and is an unfavourable feeding environment. This perhaps explains the small size of this morph.  Coloration is absent or feebly expressed, as is sculpturing.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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