Essential Rhythm 7/1/21: I found a snail: It’s a dog whelk

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

This episode describes dog whelks, a species of carnivorous snail common in the Gulf of Maine intertidal. Topics include their feeding strategies, including using a proboscis and an accessory boring organ, and their reproductive strategy.

About the host:
Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine.