As a child, I used to love standing on the jellyfish washed up onto the beach and feeling them squelch through my toes. You know the jellyfish- those clear, crescent shaped wobbly jelly shapes.
But then Port Phillip was invaded by blue blubber jellyfish one year and I was no longer so confident to stomp around on jelly things lest I be stung.
But – guess what? Those clear, crescent-shaped wobbly jelly shapes aren’t jellyfish at all! Instead, they are the egg sac from the conical sand snail, each containing hundreds of snail eggs. So squash away- if you want hundreds of snail eggs between your toes- it’s not going to sting you!
And wait- there’s more! You know those shells with the hole conveniently drilled into them for easy stringing for a necklace?
Well, the hole is brought to you by none other than the very same conical sand snail! It injects a dissolving agent into an unsuspecting pipi through the hole, then sucks up the contents. Mmmm-mmm.