Is That Something Scary on That Ptery?

(photo: S. Jeffries)

Nope!  It’s just a snail from the genus Calliostoma.  This photo was taken by MLML undergraduate intern Sara Jeffries while on a dive at Monastery Beach.  The kelp is called Pterygophora californica, and can form a dense understory about a meter tall beneath the canopy of giant kelp.

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