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Ocean Watch: Hawaiian turban snails are source of ‘cat’s eyes’

  • COURTESY CRAIG THOMAS

    The white disk visible on the foot of this live Hawaiian turban snail detaches when the snail dies, washing up on the beach as a so-called cat’s eyes.

During my walks on North Shore beaches, I pick up so-called cat’s eyes, the round, white trap doors that were once attached to certain sea snails. Read more

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