Ocean ‘jewels’ encompass life stories of amazing snails
By Susan Scott
June 3, 2017
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COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
Snail species, or gastropods, are abundant in the waters off Australia. The shell at upper right is from a Conus geographus, a cone snail that can kill a person with its sting. However, the sand-filled shell was indicative that the snail inside was long dead and, therefore, was safe to pick up.