Limpet Grazing Trails

Marks made by Limpets grazing the algae on the intertidal boulders.
Limpets scrape films of algae from the rock with a radula, a ribbon-like tongue with rows of teeth.
As they graze the side-to-side motion forms this zig-zag pattern.
Ref:
4716
Date:
2017-04-18 00:00:00.0
Location:
SS 1976 0350
Photographer:

Limpet Grazing Trails

Marks made by Limpets grazing the algae on the intertidal boulders.
Limpets scrape films of algae from the rock with a radula, a ribbon-like tongue with rows of teeth.
As they graze the side-to-side motion forms this zig-zag pattern.
Ref:
4716
Date:
2017-04-18 00:00:00.0
Location:
SS 1976 0350
Photographer: