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Marine Wildlife  Dog Whelks

Dog Whelks - Photo  Copyright 2002 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley


Latin name: Nucella lapillus

Size: Grow to around 30mms in length.

Distribution: Commonly found around all round the coast of Britain.

Months seen: All year round

Habitat: Rocky coastline.

Food: They feed on barnacles.

Special features: Brightly coloured shells.

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