Whelk Egg Casing

 

Common Name: Whelk Egg Casing
Scientific Name: Busycon species

Fun Facts: Whelk eggs are laid in intrinsically spiraled strings of egg capsules that resemble the cord of an old-fashioned hair dryer. Each capsule houses 100-200 eggs that go through several stages before developing into tiny whelks within the egg case. The whelks escape by punching holes in the case and begin their life in the open estuary.

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