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conchology.photography

“Iridescence in Molluscs” 1: Pteria penguin, from Cabulan Island in Bohol, the Phillipines 2: Haliotis laevigata, from Waratah Bay in Victoria, Australia 3: Granata imbricata, from Mushroom Reef in Victoria, Australia

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jeffpfeilart

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rob_wilkinson_art

#cephalopod #octopus#mollusc #marinelife #robwilkinsonart #invertebrate #animalart #blueplanet #seacreature #ocean#inked #inkdrawing#artistsofinstagram #art#artshare_ig #artshare#inkartistsoninstagram #inkartist #dippenandink #derwentinktense#instaanimal #instaart #artist#illustrator#marinebiology #zoology#atoz #bestiary #drawing

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gumaeliusart

I am in awe at the niche Piddock clams have bored out in the marine environment. Slow and steady makes the custom stone hole. Note the back edge of the clams shell is like a rasp—one slow rotation after the next the clam bores a burrow in solid stone. #piddockclam #rock #boring #perceverance #patience #slowgrind #westcoast #california #clams #pacific #ocean #swisscheese #stone #niche #gumaeliusart #mollusc #filterfeeder

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anbeads

I've been doodle lately. Here is mollusc zentangle 😊 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ #mandala #mandalas #czechart #ink #inked #czechgirl #mandalaart #mandaladesign #mandalaartist #mandalastyle #mandaladrawing #zentangle #drawing #lovedrawing #doodle #koh_i_noor #anbeads #handrawn #inkdrawing #pen #blue #WIP #nib #beautiful_mandalas #мандала #mandalatattoo #lovedrawing #flower #blue flowers #art #ilustration #mollusc

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christina_bluebird

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nuflexdesigns

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dinoboy89

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tvphilosophy

This is so #sad. One tiny paragraph about #clam #anatomy, saying they have #hearts and nervous systems, and then paragraphs upon paragraphs on how the poor little guys are eaten. 🐙. Okay, I Googled clams because lately they've been getting a lot of #hate, even from #vegans. I mean, if you can call it "hate" when someone goes out of their way to say how undeserving clams are of any protection against being killed and eaten. 🐙. Since middle school, I've known that clams (and other molluscs and worms and insects) have nerve ganglia -- basically a bunch of tiny brains strung together instead of one big brain with some branches, like humans have. And I draw the line at killing anyone with any brain cells because it's exceedingly clear to me that all "feeling" is a function of the brain and the brain is a collection of brain cells, so anyone with functioning brain cells can feel. But that's apparently not enough for most people, so I went in search of info that would further "humanize" the clams. 🐙. Here's some things I found out: 1) Clams have eye-like light-sensors and sudden light changes mean there's a possible predator swimming around, so clams burrow into the sand as fast as they can -- meaning they avoid predators -- meaning they want to live -- meaning we shouldn't kill clams. 2) Clams can photosynthesize but they also have mouths, stomachs, kidneys, anuses, & they are NOT plants. NOT. PLANTS. NOTTTT. PLANTTTTS. And what do vegans eat? Plants. Meaning we shouldn't eat clams. 3) "Happy as a clam." -- a saying we all know that should have taught you that clams can be happy too, no matter how different their happiness is from yours. Meaning we shouldn't harm clams. Just, yeah. . Anyway, yeah, just had to vent a little. Don't eat clams. Ok? . #clams #molluscs #mollusc #seacreatures #sealife #choosecompassion #animalrights #vegan #veganism #veganaf #veganforlife #veganfortheanimals #veganforever #friendsnotfood #govegan #animalsarefriendsnotfood #savetheanimals #loveanimals #veganfood #animallovers #fortheanimals #donteatanimals #ethical @prilaga

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white_abalone

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sustainabledeepblue

Nudibranch Detail. Chromoridididae...colourful beauty.

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daytodayimages

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rob_wilkinson_art

#inktober2018 #commonvampiresquid #squid #cephalopod #mollusc #mollusk #invertebrate #invertebratesofinstagram #marinebiology #marinelife#scienceandart #sealife #blueplanet #vampire #tentacles #suckers #ink#inkdrawing #inkdesign#inked#dippenandink #dotart #artistsofinstagram #artwork#artistsoninstagram #illustrate #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram#artshare_ig #artshare

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conchology.photography

“A breathtaking rarity from the most unusual of places” Shelly Beach in Portsea has been one of my favourite beaches to snorkel and beach-comb at for almost a year now. Every time I go there, a new unexpected beauty washes up. This could be an Echinocardium cordatum, a Protenaster Sp. , a Cabestana tabulata … the list goes on. One day while searching the wrack line, I spotted a large bivalve encrusted in sponge in what appeared to be the roots of a seaweed. Upon closer inspection, spines and a pinkish colour was visible, and it became apparent this was something I had dreamt of finding for a long time; a Spondylus tenellus. After careful cleaning and preparation, I could not be happier with the final result. It still makes me wonder just where it lived and how it managed to wash up on the beach. The species (From what i’ve read) has had no previous records of being in Port Philip Bay, however I could be wrong.

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jeffpfeilart

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malacoart

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rachelauctioneer

These beautiful grey and white natural saltwater pearls came with a modern certificate and also a Hatton Garden report from 1967! A rare and lovely find, we achieved a hammer price of £1000 plus premium for this lovely necklace! #pearls #naturalpearls #saltwaterpearls #naturalsaltwaterpearls #pearlnecklace #pearljewellery #girlsandpearls #necklace #gold #jewelrytrends #auction #buyandsell #pearlessence #nacre #seaside #ocean #mollusc #organicgems #perle #highjewellery #finejewellery #luxury #pure #jewels #londonjewellery #hattongarden #vintagejewellery #1960s

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ninadrem

🐌 . . . . . . #snail#snails#snailsofinstagram#snailshell#snaillove#animal#animals#pet#nature#plant#insect#insects_macro#macro#tiny#tinyworld#tinysnail#tinypet#macro#gary#slug#slugs#slugterra#slugsofinstagram#sluglife#helix#pets#miniature#landsnail#molluscs#mollusc#gastropod

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ecl5312

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geek_girl_friday

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franzanth

Though this slug doesn't have a common name, its scientific name "rosannulata" means "rose-colored rings," a nod to its pink or orange donut-shaped patterns. Poster and merch available on 252mya.com #MolluscMonday #nembrotha #dorid #nudibranch #slug #seaslug #gastropod #mollusc #mollusk #invertebrate #animal #australia #greatbarrierreef #creature #marine #art #illustration #illustragram #sciart #scientificillustration #biology #science #nature #underwater #typography #graphicdesign #HellYeahNudibranchs

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kai_mede

【Dredge sampling】 A traditional way to collect benthic organisms. Going offshore, throwing a cage called dredge into sea, and then the dredge is drawn. Second picture shows the content of the dredge. We can see some sponges, brachiopods, molluscs, and so on. #research #marine #dredge #mollusc #voyage #brachiopods #sponge

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sea.saw.arts

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liquidskies_photo

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jeffpfeilart

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cassies_critters_

Gideon (generation 3) with signs of bloat, plausibly caused from the parasitic cat lung worm. His movements are relatively slow for even a snail and he seems to be having some difficulty eating (radula movements really slow). Bloated area appears blue in colour and parasitic nematodes are visible in effected area which appear as white. There is also an orange-red lump beneath the flesh that is hard to the touch. Due to its location, it is most likely the crop that has become swollen. The swollen crop is most likley not a specific reaction to the cat lung worm, as they are free-living and not intestinal, but rather caused by another problem due to his low immune system at this given time. #snail #gardensnail #pet #petsnail #cornuaspersum #helixaspersa #gastropod #mollusc #catlungworm #parasite #parasiticworms #australia #nature #wildlife #animals

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dulce_cocinillaslauriviris

Rica cenaaa y en muy buena compañía @sandrimichi 😍😍😍😍💖💖💖💖💖🐚🐚🐚🐚🐚🐚#cañadillas#caracolas #mar#pesca#mulusculo#hervido#cena#pescado##mar#moscardini#seafoodporn#pop#octopus#instafoods#crustacean#octopus#foodlove#rice#caracolas#conch#mollusc#horseconch#snail#marinesnail#mollusca#bayscallop#survey#research

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conchology.photography

“The spectacularly unusual Guildfordia” The genus Guildfordia is a small group of Trochids that have spines ranging from long and thin to short and thick. Photographed here is a subspecies of Guildfordia yoka, known as the Guildfordia yoka delicata; much more common than the rare G.yoka yoka. The spines at first appear to have no use to the animal, but once it is considered that they live on a muddy sediment, it is apparent that they are used as stability on the soft substrate. Quite a spectacular species, and recommended for any connoisseurs in aesthetic shells.

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cassies_critters_

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pleurodonteisabella

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blackthorpebarn

More tiny glass amazingness from @theearringcafe - with us at #BlackthorpeBarn for the last time today - come and see her beautiful creations⠀ ⠀ Reposting @theearringcafe:⠀ ...⠀ "Day 16 of #thegreatglassadventcalendar and who's this naughty little chap about to munch me hostas?⠀ ..⠀ Well I don't grow hostas any more for this very reason. Pretty much anything is fair game in my tiny garden - I've even found Mr Mollusc and his mates having a party in #theredshed. Quite frankly they're a flippin nuisance and the birds and frogs need to pull their fingers out and help me get shot of my gastropods!⠀ ..⠀ #earringcafe #tinyglassstuff #miniatures #adventcalendar #advent #glassmaker #christmasideas #christmasdecorations #christmas #coventry #instachristmas #justacard #snail #mollusc #gastropod"

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benfield_1

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givemegills

Nudibranch

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conchology.photography

“Exceptional quality in the Spengleri” Typical specimens of Cabestana spengleri are in poor quality, usually having a heavy overgrowth of encrusting organisms. Photographed here is a rare find; a specimen of C.spengleri in the best possible quality. The species is quite common in Waratah Bay (Where I collected this specimen), where they are found on the intertidal reef in search of prey (Typically Ascidians).

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stan.jazwinski.9

What does the world look like to the fragile conch, Terestrombus fragilis, when it’s eye balls are pointed in two different directions? This two-inch long mollusc inhabits the slopes of lagoon pinnacles at Kwajalein, typically below 50 feet. The long thin tentacles extending from the base of the eye stalks may be used as chemical sensory organs. December 3, 2016. #gastropod #coralreef #kwajalein #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #diving #scuba #underwaterlife #uwmacro #nature #tropics #marinebiology #underwaterbeauty #strombus #shelladdict #conchology #seashell #shellcollection #shelling #mollusc #gastropod #micronesia

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stan.jazwinski.9

Tridentarius dentatus, the 3-tooth conch, is common at Kwajalein in sandy areas with coral rubble. Members of the Strombus family are noted for long eye stalks and eye balls at the end of the stalks that usually protrude out of a notch in the shell. January 23, 2016. #gastropod #coralreef #kwajalein #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #scuba #underwaterlife #diving #uwmacro #uwlife #nature #tropics #marinebiology #shelladdict #strombus #conchology #seashells #shellcollection #shelling #shellphotography #mollusc #micronesia

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harriettyley

I wish I had 8 arms and then maybe I’d get all the shit done that I need too 🐙 . . Watercolour by moiii 🎨

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paloma_formulandofimo

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malacoart

Pecten tranquebaricus [= Volachlamys tranquebaria (Gmelin, 1791)] in Chenu (1844). Illustrations conchyliologiques, Plate XXXV, No. 8-9 . . . . . #malacoart #malacology #conchology #biology #mollusca #mollusc #molluscs #shell #shells #seashell #seashells #sea #nature #art #drawing #image #picture #illustration #colours #drawingoftheday #book #oldbook #nineteenthcentury #instagram #animal #animals

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ugly.delicious

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jamesfoy93

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enjoy_wonders

Purple Ocean snail. 🐌 These beautiful delicate creatures are washing up on our beaches right now. Instead of sliding around on the bottom of the Ocean they float on the open sea. To stay afloat they build little bubble rafts out of air and mucus - a bit gross but pretty cool. The other cool thing aside from being a purple floating snail is they prey on man o wars. Unfortunately by the time they make it onto a beach their man o war eating days are over. Via@jriedererphotography #enjoy_wonders #wearebermuda #gotobermuda #ocean #marinelife #kf_macro #allnatureshots #lovetheocean #bermuda #mollusc

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unclepetersbooks

...as school is (nearly) out for Summer, this 'Inscription of the Month' is timely for many. Congratulation to everybody who stayed the course--enjoy your holidays and reading what you want to read!...and in the words of Anon " Be brilliant…()…The world is your mollusc!" • Dear xxxx, This is for you, the result of a beautiful half hour lost in a tiny second-hand bookstore. I miss you, I’m proud of you, I’m so excited to see what becomes of the world out there once you’re released from the grips of an institution. I’ll be waiting for you on a sunny open beach, in a rainy American city, in a beautiful Australian rainforest. Waiting to spend hours drinking tea and talking shit. I hope that your final moments within that school that has enveloped you for the past four years are blissful and inspiring, and bitter-sweet, and moving. Montreal won’t be the same without you, but the rest of the world is just fanging to get it’s hands on you! Be brilliant, be real, don’t ever look backwards. The world is your mollusc! See you somewhere wonderful. I love you Mrs. Bicycle. xxxxx #unclepetersbooks #bookshop #bookstore #books #secondhand #secondhandbooks #secondhandgoods #clunes #clunesnsw #bookworm #mollusc #bicycle #mrsbicycle #montreal #summer #inscription #inscriptionofthemonth #boneshaker #1869 #woodenwheels

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rob_wilkinson_art

#cephalopod #octopus#mollusc #marinelife #robwilkinsonart #invertebrate #animalart #blueplanet #seacreature #ocean#inked #inkdrawing#artistsofinstagram #art#artshare_ig #artshare#inkartistsoninstagram #inkartist #dippenandink #derwentinktense#instaanimal #instaart #artist#illustrator#marinebiology #zoology#atoz #bestiary #drawing

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insect.world

Pila cf. wernei snail🐌 one of the biggest freshwater snail in the world 🌍 origin: Nigeria 🇳🇬 #insectshop #insectworld #snail #pilawernei #pila #mollusc #invertebrate #monster #huge #nigeria #breeding #kato #katowice #polska #poland #animal #nature #amazing #slimak #bezkręgowce

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floxperia

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jeffpfeilart

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naturecompagnie

#escargot#mollusc#beautiful

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line_xs

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darijacki

My old lemon snail returned! I made a cute print while playing around with Lino. It’s messy but I really love it . . . . . #illustration #drawing #draw #painting #lino #linocutprint #linocut #art #artist #artistic #lines #lineart #snail #gastropod #mollusc #fruit #citrus #lemon #zest #zesty #black #ink #paint #print #linoprint

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inkyemily

Took the day off to celebrate my 11th anniversary! Having a lazy morning and a trip to the beach. 🌺 . #mussels #shells #bivalves #mollusc #shellfish #seafood #marinebiology #seacreature #pin #enamelpin #lapelpin #pingame #pingamestrong #pinstagram #etsy #nature #florida #essie

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karljholub

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australian.oracle

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stuartredler

Christmas slug at Tate Britain

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ashtag06

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mitsarbeatz

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biopixeltv

It's Friday! Party time! Disco tonight!  #DiscoClam As molluscs go, Ctenoides ales is quite literally one of the flashiest. A native of the Indo-Pacific region, the creature is known as the disco clam because the soft tissues of its ‘lips’ flash like a mirror ball above a dance floor. The clam’s flashes were once thought to be bioluminescence, a result of light-emitting chemical reactions such as those that give fireflies and deep-sea fish their glow. Scientists now know that the display is due entirely to reflected light. The reflections are caused by spheres of silica synthesized by the clam and sequestered on one side of its mantle lips, the soft folds that the clam uses for feeding. The other side of the lip, in contrast, absorbs light and appears a reddish colour. The flashing occurs as the mollusc rolls up and unfurls each side in concert, several times a second. #biopixel #tgifriday #disco #discoparty #cycloneparty #mollusc #reflection #mirror #weird #partytime #party #flashy #marinelife #nature #naturephotography

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conchology.photography

The dream of any fossilised shell collector; an almost perfect specimen of Umbilia eximia from the diverse clay beds of Fossil Beach, Mount Martha (Victoria, Australia).

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victoria88atkins

Mollusc Underbelly- Gelatine Print made with flotsam and mounted on recycled timber #gellyprints #printmaking #handprinted #printing #reliefprint #art#mollusc#sunshinecoastartist #coolum #coolumartist

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richidemendoza

#tbt foto viejita, sacada en #mardelplata en 2015, unos cirripedios y unos moluscos (¿gasterópodos?). En fin, invertebrados. #invertebrate #zoology #mollusc #arthropod #biology #zoology

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t_james_cook_

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universitetsmuseet_i_bergen

Small beautiful marin animals «sea slugs» are monitored by our evertebrat scientists together with voluntary citizens scientist all over Southern Norway. #Repost @seaslugsofsouthernnorway ・・・ Facelina bostoniensis #seaslugday #artsprosjektet #unibergen #nudibranch #seaslug #invertebrate #mollusc #marinelife #marinebiology #biodiversity #southernnorway #norway #fjordsofnorway

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