North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island






































Giant Western Nassa

Photo 1: Giant Western Nassa shells found washed up on the beach.


Giant Western Nassa: Nassarius fossatus

Common Names: Channelled Nassa, Basket Shell


This scavenger is a prolific breeder and is one of the most commonly encountered snails on the outer coast. It is a fast crawler and will try to outrun predators such as the Giant Pink Sea Star.






Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island