Common Whelk

Chalk Reefs

The waved whelk owes its name to the wavelike growth rings on its shell. Always hungry, these predators plough through the seabed in search of their prey. In just 15 minutes they can overcome a cockle and eat it. And if live prey is hard to come by, these impressive whelks don't spurn carrion either.


Antique Cannon Shoal of Fish Flounder Chalk Reef Impressions Blue Mussel Harbour Porpoise Lumpfish or Lumpsucker Turbot Common Whelk
Selection Sphere Chalk Reefs Seagrass Beds Drop Offs Rocky Reefs Shipwreck NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union)