title for learn-about section on whelks & relatives in A SNAIL'S ODYSSEY
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photograph of whelks Nucella lamellosa from Brown Island, San Juan Islands, Washington taken by Trevor Kinkaid, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle3.  Brown Island  The irregular shoreline of this island provides many cove-type habitats isolated from one another by stretches of gravelly or muddy beaches.  Whelks Nucella lamellosa from these coves differ only in minor way in coloration and sculpturing.  The population featured comes from a cove with favourable conditions for growth; hence the large individual sizes (compare with the nearby population at Point Caution).

 

 

 

 

 

 


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