Rare left-coiled shells in garden snails turn out to be a developmental accident not an inherited trait.
June 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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Climate change could threaten the survival of the common whelk, a sea snail with the misfortune of living in one of Earth's fastest warming marine areas.
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It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.
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The rule of thumb about eating oysters in certain months of the year goes back at least 4,000 years, a new study shows.
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To track schistosomiasis, researchers used to count snails—home to the worms that cause the disease. Drones might offer a better way.
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