Tag Archives: Mollusca

I spy an Octopus

Yesterday afternoon, after Waikīkī ArtFest, James and Cassidy joined me for a benthic survey in front of the aquarium. The surge was pretty strong and the tide was too low at the random point. Thus, we decided to complete a survey closer to shore. After the survey, James and I encountered an octopus hanging out […]

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Marine Invertebrate of the Week: Marine Snails

Both of these marine invertebrates are considered marine snails in the phylum Mollusca and class Gastropoda. Most marine snails have spiral shells and are commonly collected for their shells. Cowries are very unique in that their mantles will expand and cover the entire shell, which keeps the shell nice and shiny! With such a beautiful […]

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