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Common whelk

Common whelk

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ALEXANDER SEMENOV / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXANDER SEMENOV / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Common whelk (Buccinum undatum). This edible marine mollusc can grow up to 11 centimetres in length. The tube extending towards top left is a siphon, which is used to funnel water over the whelk's gills, allowing it to sniff out prey. Photographed in the White Sea, Russia.

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