Friday, July 25, 2014

Assignment Part 2

In Lovell's island we found some interesting shells on the rocks of an old WWII era bunker. The shells were of white lip garden snails that somehow made their way onto the island.
The weirder thing about these snails is that they were not alive, they had been cracked open by something and left empty shells on the rocks of the beach. 

With some research it became clear that birds pick up the snails to eat and fly them over rocks, they then drops the snails to crack the shells and get to the soft tissue to eat. 

While the snails do come out a night, we were able to find some alive in the day.

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