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Whelk shell 3D Model
This Whelk shell has been scanned as part of a research project looking at how hermit crabs and a species of marine worm co-habit within these shells. With our Artec Spider 3d Scanner we are only able to capture the features of the shell. However, we are working with Swansea University to microCT the shell to produce a 3d model with all the correct internal srtuctures from which we hope to 3D print a complete replica in transparent material. This printed shell will hopefully be taken up by the the crab and worm as a new home and we can then see how they live together!