A Great (Little) Discovery
Video courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration, 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts. Download largest version (mp4, 103 MB).

During Dive 12 of the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones expedition, we observed this slit limpet, a kind of sea snail in the family Fissurellidae, genus Zeidora. The slit limpet was actively eating away the surface of a rock, leaving a visible, darkly colored feeding track in its wake. As this was an unusual observation, the slit limpet was collected for further analysis.

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