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Frilled Dogwinkle
Yes, those are eggs around them. Apparently a female can lay a thousand a year.
Tags: snail
Species: Nucella lamellosa (frilled dogwinkle)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Winter Harbour To Brooks Peninsula > Frilled Dogwinkle

Snail On Wire
This snail (I think it was just a shell) was on a decaying (and probably non functioning) guard from people driving off the road and down the steep bank.
Tags: Japan, snail

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Amanohashadate > Snail On Wire

Surfing Up The Underside
The light was coming from behind (not counting the reflector) so you can see the detail inside of the pedal.
Tags: macro, snail

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > October 2007 > Surfing Up The Underside

Transparent Shell
Transparent Shell
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > October 2007 > Transparent Shell

Stripes On Head
I'm not sure anything in this frame is in focus. It's surprising just how fast a snail can move.
Tags: macro, snail

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > October 2007 > Stripes On Head

Eyes Looking For Options
Eyes Looking For Options
Tags: macro, snail

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > October 2007 > Eyes Looking For Options

Coming Up On Edge Of Pedal
Coming Up On Edge Of Pedal
Tags: macro, snail

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > October 2007 > Coming Up On Edge Of Pedal

Pacific Sideband Snail
Pacific Sideband Snail
Tags: snail
Species: Monadenia fidelis (Pacific sideband)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Desolation Sound > Pacific Sideband Snail

Snail Climbing Over Straw
I really like the detail in the body of this guy.
Species: Monadenia fidelis (Pacific sideband)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Gabriola > Snail Climbing Over Straw

Snails In Stones
Snails In Stones
Tags: beach, snail
Species: Batillaria attramentaria (Japanese false cerith, Mudflat Snail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > May 2007 > Snails In Stones

Snails In Sea Lettuce
These snails (which covered the beach) are an introduced species from Japan.
Tags: beach, kelp, snail
Species: Batillaria attramentaria (Japanese false cerith, Mudflat Snail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > May 2007 > Snails In Sea Lettuce

Snails Traveling Under Branch
My favorite part is actually the background here.
Species: Cepaea nemoralis (grovesnail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > May 2006 > Snails Traveling Under Branch

Snails On Trunk
Snails On Trunk
Species: Cepaea nemoralis (grovesnail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > May 2006 > Snails On Trunk

Motion Blur Snail
I don't have a good snail guide book (I have never found one), but Robert Forsyth seems to be working on a snail guide book for BC. He was kind enough to offer his opinion on this snail photo:
Hi John,

I've taken a look at your photo. It is a haplotrematid (family 
Haplotrematidae), and is a half-grown individual. Not being able to see more 
clearly some fine details of shell micro-sculpture, I cannot be entirely 
certain of its Identification, but I'd say (about 85% certain) that it is 
Haplotrema vancouverense -- the Robust Lancetooth snail, a common (and one of 
the larger) species of land snail along the BC coast. 

Hope that this helps.

Regards,

Robert
Thanks Robert!
Species: Haplotrema vancouverense (Robust Lancetooth)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 7, 8, 9 > Motion Blur Snail

Still Blurry Snail
I don't have a good snail guide book (I have never found one), but Robert Forsyth seems to be working on a snail guide book for BC. He was kind enough to offer his opinion on this snail photo:
Hi John,

I've taken a look at your photo. It is a haplotrematid (family 
Haplotrematidae), and is a half-grown individual. Not being able to see more 
clearly some fine details of shell micro-sculpture, I cannot be entirely 
certain of its Identification, but I'd say (about 85% certain) that it is 
Haplotrema vancouverense -- the Robust Lancetooth snail, a common (and one of 
the larger) species of land snail along the BC coast. 

Hope that this helps.

Regards,

Robert
Thanks Robert!
Species: Haplotrema vancouverense (Robust Lancetooth)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 7, 8, 9 > Still Blurry Snail

Black Turban (Black Tegula)

I'm having a tough time calling this one. It has some gunk on it but it doesn't have the worn
top a Black Turban is suposed to have. If it is a Black Turban, they are reported to live 80 to 100 years (or until
someone steps on it). It's on a piece of Giant Kelp (Giant Perennial Kelp) that it
was feeding on.

Tags: kelp, shell, snail

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Hanson Island to Nigeil Island > Black Turban (Black Tegula)

Purple Ring Top Snail on Giant Kelp

Ruth brought us a number of treats from the ocean. This piece of kelp had a few
snails on it.

Tags: kelp, shell, snail

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Hanson Island to Nigeil Island > Purple Ring Top Snail on Giant Kelp

Orange Snails (Closeup)

Andrea found these two bright orange snails. (
I believe this is a Sculptured Rocksnail.

Species: Ocenebra interfossa (Sculptured Rocksnail)

John Harvey Photo > A Weekend Around Nanaimo > Orange Snails (Closeup)

Orange Snails

Andrea found these two bright orange snails.
I believe this is a Sculptured Rocksnail.

Tags: beach, snail
Species: Ocenebra interfossa (Sculptured Rocksnail)

John Harvey Photo > A Weekend Around Nanaimo > Orange Snails

Snails on Trails

These (maybe 1cm long) push their way though the sand.

Species: Batillaria attramentaria (Japanese false cerith, Mudflat Snail)

John Harvey Photo > A Weekend Around Nanaimo > Snails on Trails

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