Like its relatives, the bluerayed limpet is also an algae grazer, but it specialises in the big stuff: kelp. For most of the tidal cycle, this impressive seaweed and its limpet predator are submerged, so beyond the reach of rockpools. However, kelp may be cast ashore after a storm, and then you can find this beautiful mollusc among the tangled creases and root-like holdfasts or haptera.
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