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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Drilling for Oyster

Awesome video of an Oyster Drill (Urosalpinx cinerea) boring into its prey with commentary by Mel Carriker. A small snippet from Mel Carriker's classic film "Predatory Behavior of the Shell-Boring Snail Urosalpinx cinerea" from 1973. I love the sound of the rasping. I wonder if and how oysters experience it.

This is only 2 minutes out of a 15 minute video, well worth watching, especially if you're into molluscs and the radula. The entire video is available at IWF Knowledge and Media.

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