|Lifting her skirts to run.|
It seems odd that the limpet manages to negotiate curves and 90 degree angles, with a shell that we usually see clamped tight to a flattish surface. But they are capable of lifting the shell enough to get a grip on the new wall and from there, its a simple matter to slide on up, carrying the shell like an umbrella.
This one's decorated nicely with stripes of green algae and fanning barnacles. Some of her relatives wear hats:
|Limpet (3/8 inch across) with her flamboyant spring bonnet.|
(The long tube in the top photo is limpet poop.)