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The MAGNETO SNAIL! (and Other Marine Gastropods)

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Categories: Biology   |   Environmental   |   Science  
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In 2015, a deep-sea discovery was described to be unlike anything else in the animal kingdom. It was a snail with a shell made out of iron sulphide, with some populations also having magnetic properties in their unique exoskeletons. It made me wonder - what other magnificent marine snails are out there?

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Check out the Field Museum's invertebrate collection:

Read more about the scaly-foot gastropod (Chrysomallon squamiferum):

Special thanks to Jochen Gerber for sharing the wonderful world of gastropods with us!

Photo of right side view of Chrysomallon squamiferum from the Kairei vent field. © 2012 Nakamura et al.
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