Live Channeled Whelk

I found a live channeled whelk along the shoreline of Port Jefferson harbor yesterday afternoon. 

Living so close to the beach we come here quite often to recharge.  Gabe and I always seem to find the jewels of the sea and we can often be seen picking up the sea stars during low tide and throwing them out to deeper waters...

We've found whelk before, but this is the very first time that I've ever experienced one come out of it's shell. 

I hope you enjoy this video as much as much as Gabe and I enjoyed the experience.