Moon Snail
(Polinices lewisii)

image of a Moon Snail

Image ID: 39-01

Other shots:  image of a Moon Snail
Comments : Sunrise Beach is actually two dives in one.  The 30 foot high wall is the main attraction, but above the wall is a sandy/muddy sloping bottom.  This is a great place to do safety stops and take in the nudibranchs, Hermit Crabs, flounder, sole, crabs, star fish, and moon snails (like this one).  Often, we will spend 15 minutes or more of our dive time above the wall observing these bottom dwellers
Common name : Moon Snail
Scientific Name : Polinices lewisii
Location Found : Sunrise Beach, South Puget Sound
Actual Size : 6 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2 macro lens, ISO 100 film, 35mm
Natural History :