Slaughter Beach Delaware – Channeled Whelk Egg Cases

The Channeled Whelk is a really amazing sea critter. We found the whelks themselves in Lewes, Delaware. The egg cases were washed up on the beach a bit further north at Slaughter Beach. The kids were so excited to find the whelks, hold them and find out they squirted sea water if they touched their snail-like foot. Here is the egg case:egg cases
The beach itself is pretty quiet and seems to be a popular fishing spot. I did get swarmed by gnats when I stood close to the rocks, so you may want to think about insect repellent. It is worth a visit just to check out the scenery. I loved the look of the beach houses.
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