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With the surface of its shell covered with barnacles and...

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Caption: With the surface of its shell covered with barnacles and coralline algae, a Norris' top snail appears to be a reef unto itself. With its firey red mantle exposed, it feeds on the micro-algae of a giant kelp frond in a giant kelp forest at Santa Cruz Island, California.
Scientific name: Norrisia norrisi
Location: Santa Cruz Island, California
Copyright: © Chuck Davis / Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Photographer Code: MS22822
AGPix ID: AGPix_ChDaTiFl26_0108
Photo Alignment: 35mm (horizontal)
Comments: Santa Cruz Island is part of California's Channel Islands and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

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