News tagged with snails

Disappearing glaciers enhanced biodiversity

Biodiversity decreases towards the poles almost everywhere in the world, except along the South American Pacific coast. Investigating fossil clams and snails Steffen Kiel and Sven Nielsen at the Christian-Albrechts-Universitat ...

Oct 04, 2010
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Female marine snails trick amorous males

Sexual conflict is not only a human phenomenon. Swedish scientists at the University of Gothenburg have shown that females of the rough periwinkle conceal their gender identity in order to avoid excessive ...

Sep 13, 2010
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Can you make a snail forget?

Predator scent enhanced the ability of pond snails (Lymnaea stagnalis) to form memory following training, whilst overcrowding and reduced calcium had a blocking effect.

Jun 29, 2010
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Small sea snail damaging world's coral reefs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Victoria University research has found that a small sea snail may be causing significant damage to coral reefs in the Pacific, even more so than climate change or coral bleaching.

May 28, 2010
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Snails on methamphetamine

Crystal meth (methamphetamine) is a highly addictive drug that seduces victims by increasing self-esteem and sexual pleasure, and inducing euphoria. But once hooked, addicts find the habit hard to break. Barbara ...

May 28, 2010
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Slug-eating dare sparks Australia health alarm

Australian health authorities Thursday warned people against eating raw slugs after a man who reportedly ingested one as a dare became critically ill with a rare form of meningitis.

May 13, 2010
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Presence of snails points to forest recovery

A team of Catalan researchers has studied the changes in the make-up of animal populations following forest fires, and have concluded that malacological fauna are a good indicator of forest recovery. The conclusions ...

Feb 16, 2010
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