Imaggeo On Monday: A drift of sea-snail shells

Imaggeo On Monday: A drift of sea-snail shells

A collection of washed-up shells on a beach on the south island of New Zealand. Shore transport processes have produced a well-sorted drift of similarly sized (approx. 1-2 cm) shells and shell fragments. The main species represented are the common turret shell (Maoricolpus roseus) and wheel shell (Zethalia zelandica), both sea snails endemic to New Zealand.


Description by Pontus Lurcock, after the description on


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