02 January 2011

From the Two Oceans Aquarium Flickr group: Abalone’s adaptations

Two Oceans Aquarium

Abalone are herbivores that trap bits of kelp and other seaweeds by clamping down on the plants with their “foot”. They use the neat row of holes – tremata – along the edges of their shells to breathe. Photo courtesy GHOSTSWORD.

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