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Monday, December 16, 2013
PREDATORY SEA SNAIL Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791) Female Depositing Egg Capsules East Branch of Westport River, Massachusetts 8/27/2008 | Digital image by Amy Tripp
The knobbed whelk, Busycon carica, is a species of very large predatory sea snail. They are marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae. The knobbed whelks are the second largest species of busycon whelks, ranging in size up to 12 in (305 mm). [Wikipedia]
The egg capsules seen in the bottom image are 600 mm long. They were collected on the Florida coast of North America.