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Monday, March 13, 2006

Spiral Poetry

This new sea creature is one you might guess fairly quickly. But look at this and wonder what part of the animal this belongs to. Hold it up to the sun to see how beautifully it spirals.

The sea creature this belongs to has a sharp radula. I know some of the animals it eats, but I don't know much about the food chains leading to its mouth. Maybe you can teach me once you learn who this is...

And I wonder if you could write a poem about this sea creature.


At March 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, my question is the item a cephalopod?

At March 15, 2006, Blogger Mrs. Newton said...

Dear Anonymous,
Is a mollusk a cephalopod? I think it might be a mollusk?

Did you hold the creature up to the light? Isn't it beautiful?

At March 15, 2006, Anonymous jasmine cash said...

same anonymous thats the most beautiful shell i have seen!

At March 15, 2006, Anonymous ron hirschi said...

When I first hold these to the light I think of cephalapods. It isn't one. Cephalapods are mollusks to be sure, but this is a part of another kind of mollusk.

I have a small paper nautilus on my desk. Its spirals look like this. Spirals in the sea create this mystery.

Ron Hirschi

At March 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,Is it a type of clam?

At March 21, 2006, Anonymous ron hirschi said...

Not a clam, but it eats mostly clams.


At March 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eastview Elm. Porscha Is the sea animal a sea snail?

At March 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eastview 6th grade Terry
Does this mollusk eat shrimp and alage?Does it sleep on the ocean floor during the day,and swim during night?

At March 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Porscha, it is a kind of snail and no Terry it doesn't eat shrimp or algae. It mainly preys, very actively, on clams.



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