21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Waxy Mangelia (Kurtziella cerina) from drift in wellfleet harbor

This is one of dozens of shells of the same species found during a trip to cape cod in august 2023. It is a small shell in the family mangelidiidae, called the waxy mangelia for its white shine. Photo taken with an Inskam digital microscope.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 02667, Massachusetts, United States of America
Copyright: © Gray Tuttle