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Migration and feeding in intertidal whelks, N. ostrina and N. lamellosa
Our study seeks to gain more information on the migration and feeding patterns of two common intertidal carnivorous snails, Nucella lamellosa and Nucella ostrina. These whelks are native to the western coast of the United States ranging from California to Alaska and feed primarily on barnacles. The information from our ...
Vertical migration patterns of two marine snails: Nucella lamellosa and Nucella ostrina
Nucella ostrina and Nucella lamellosa are two species of predatory marine intertidal snail. They are common along the coast from California to Alaska, US and prey upon barnacles. We studied vertical migration and feeding patterns of each species and the best method for tagging them. We found that there was not much fluctuation ...