LAST ISSUE’S OBJECT: Sea snail shell
This shell of a Tachyrhynchus erosus, a species of sea snail commonly referred to as an eroded turretsnail, is part of the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Invertebrates Collection. It was collected in Gaspé Bay, Que., in by J.F. Whiteaves, a British paleontologist and zoologist who fell in love with Canada’s rich nature and biodiversity. With files from the Canadian Museum of Nature. Learn more about this artifact and others by visiting nature.ca. Explore more stories from Canada’s past through cangeo.ca/whatsthis.