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    • Frilled Dogwinkle
    • Wrinkled Purple
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    • Nucella lamellosa

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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naturalisteve

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July 18, 2015 10:56 AM PDT

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Whelk

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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nettlegal78

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July 18, 2015 10:41 AM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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June 15, 2015 01:48 PM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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athens

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June 15, 2015 01:43 PM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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robberfly

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July 17, 2015 07:46 AM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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pliffgrieff

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April 16, 2006

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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paul_norwood

Date

May 8, 2015

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Granite wall

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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phillambert

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May 23, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

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Here's a whole wall of Nucella lamellosa eggs on a boulder at low tide.

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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wendy5

Date

May 19, 2015

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These Nucella lamellosa (Wrinkled Dogwinkles) are laying egg cases!

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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wendy5

Date

May 5, 2015

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Certain rocks have masses of Nucella lamellosa (Wrinkled Dogwinkles) laying their eggs on the same side, often facing the surf. The egg sacs look like honeycomb, and are called sea oats.

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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sarka

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

All are white.

Is this instead a dog whelk - Nucella lapillus?

During the week of March 30th, large numbers of these suddenly came to the high tide zone and congregated on large boulders. I assume laying eggs?

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Description from Wikipedia

Nucella lamellosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

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