Beach Walk
CHITONS

[Chiton drawing] Chitons are mollusks, with shells made of 8 overlapping plates. Chitons clamp themselves to rocks using their foot and their "girdle" (the part of the shell that encircles the chiton & 8 plates) to withstand weather & wave action. Chitons are active at night, moving slowly to scrape algae off rocks with their radula.

Back to Beach Walk

Secondary content using h2 tag.

item of interest