#OceanRunnerNH: Who’s drilling holes in the shells?

Posted on August 10, 2016

Ocean Runner Nichole is curious about the perfect little round holes she has seen on empty periwinkle, mussel and clam shells. Seacoast Science Center’s Ashley Stokes explains how some snails are herbivores (plant eaters) and some, omnivores (meat eaters). Omnivores, such as dog whelks and moon snails, use their┬áradula to “drill” a hole in its prey, then uses its proboscis to suck the contents out.

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Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.