The first species of marine life I encountered at the beach was the hermit crab or scientifically called the Pugarus Longicarpus. Fun facts about them is that they’re both Arthropoda and Crustaceans. Hermit crabs can’t naturally grow out a shell, they take unoccupied shells from different varieties of other marine life that have natural protective shells. They choose shells usually half an inch wide.
The second species of marine life I seen was the sea snail. Fun fact about these snails are herbivores. They have this file like tongue that they use to eat diatoms and algae on rocks. The scientific name of the sea snail is littorina littorea. When these snails die long wristed hermit crabs use their shells for protection, y’all about the circle of life.
Overall this week was a great week and I’m ready for the next !
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