Moon Snail
(Polinices lewisii)

image of a Moon Snail

Image ID: 6-01

Other shots:  image of a Moon Snail
Comments : Up close and personal with a Moon Smail. This is a rather large Moon Snail we encountered on this dive at Sunrise Beach. These creatures literally plow though the mud foraging on whatever they find. Moon Snails always appear to be far too large to fit back into their shells, but they manage, nevertheless.
Common name : Moon Snail
Scientific Name : Polinices lewisii
Location Found : Sunrise Beach, South Puget Sound
Actual Size : 9 inches
Camera Used : Fuji Endeavor in Ikelite IIIe, 400 ISO APS fuji film
Natural History :