Deadly cone snails are too clumsy to catch their prey when exposed to the levels of ocean acidification expected under predicted climate change, according to new research published in Biology Letters.
Recognizing the signs of a predator can mean the difference between living to see another day and becoming another critter's midday snack.
New research from a beach-roaming biomechanics engineer paints a surprisingly industrious picture of limpets—the marine snails that are abundantly plastered on rocks at low tide. His work shows that limpets survive and ...
Landmark global scale study reveals potential future impact of ocean acidification on species' distribution
Ocean Acidification and the extent to which marine species are able to deal with low pH levels in the Earth's seas, could have a significant influence on shifting the distribution of marine animals in response to climate ...
Over the past six decades, China has carried out an aggressive program to control schistosomiasis, or snail fever, a disease caused by a parasitic worm that moves from its snail hosts to humans. Cases of the disease in China ...
A nationwide search to find a mate for a 'one in a million' rare mutant garden snail has been successful.
One of the world's most beautiful and venomous snakes has a venom unlike that of any other snake, research involving University of Queensland scientists has revealed.
Scientists at The University of Nottingham hoping to study the genetics of an ultra-rare garden snail are asking the public for its help in finding the lonely mollusc a mate.
Debates about humane treatment of animals are commonplace when the species in question is a charismatic mammal such as a panda or a familiar, furry house pet. But what about invertebrates?