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Busycon sinistrum (Lightning whelk)
The Busycon whelk has a left-handed or sinistral shell. It is a species that preys on smaller bivalves and are found in the sandy or muddy areas along shallow embayments. This species was also important to Native Americans, with the archaeological record showing how left-handed lightening whelks offered an important food resource, with their shells made into tools, ornaments, and used as a container for ceremonial drink.