This marine snail is highly sought after by shell collectors, and it is easy to see why. The species is also one of the favourite subjects of mathematical modelers of shell growth and pattern development. How can pigment production in cells so far apart by synchronized and controlled to make these complex patterns? Computer models that make identical patterns suggest there are waves of chemical activators and oscillating signals that travel in waves across the growing edge of the shell.
$35 Specimen adoption includes:
- 1 year adoption
- Certificate & photo
- Tax receipt for $35