How the humble limpet helped humans develop, survive and thrive

Limpets have a diverse history of meaning for humans. Image: UNSPLASH/barskefranck

Louise Firth

Associate Professor in Marine Ecology, University of Plymouth


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An artist's depiction of a famine-hit family collecting limpets and seaweed on Inishbofin Island, Donegal, in the 19th century. Image: Illustrated London News/Alamy, Author provided


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