The Limpet

Photographer: Alan Gornick Jr.
© Aris Multimedia Entertainment, Inc. 1994

Limpets are in the group of sea snails that are found all over the world. You may find them clinging to rocks or pieces of timber. Their homes are usually a scraped out region of a rock as large and as thick as their shells. During the day, they look for food. They live on algae. Limpets use their tongues to scrape algae off the rocks.

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