The snails found living on rocky sea shores are among the most rewarding invertebrate animals to study. Species such as dog-whelks, topshells and winkles are easy to find, capture, identify, measure and mark. This book provides a key to common species, background ecology, an overview of rocky shore habitats and the techniques required for anyone to study this fascinating and accessible fauna.
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The biology of marine snails 3. Limpets 4. Common topshells 5. Dog-whelks 6. Winkles 7. Identification Key to the larger species of marine snails that live on rocky shores around the British Isles 8. The rocky shore environment 9. Techniques and approaches to original work 10. References and further reading 11. Index 12. Pictorial key