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Home Sweet Home: Snails and their Shells

See that small point at the center of the spiral on a snail’s shell? That is the snail’s protoconch…the bud of the mollusk’s lifetime home, its shell. The shell of a snail is more than just a domicile…it is a protective armor that is permanently and physically attached to the snail’s body. Although we like …

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Sea Creatures are Still Being Entangled in Fishing Gear, But Why?

You might have heard of creatures, such as sharks and whales, finding themselves in fishermen’s nets during harvest. In some instances, these creatures can be saved, but what happens after these nets are used? As it turns out, not every fisherman is cautious about where he or she leaves used equipment. Sometimes, it ends up …

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