Most people aren't familiar with pteropod,s but they’re very familiar with the fish that eat it. Commercially valuable fish such as salmon, sablefish, and rock sole all consume the pteropod. However, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partner scientists have linked the concentration of human-caused carbon dioxide in waters off the U.S. Pacific coast to the dissolving of pterapod shells.
The discovery of a new speies of Malaysian snail has set the world record for tiniest land snail species. The previous record was set early this year by a species discovered in China.
There may be hope for the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail after all. Thanks to captive breeding, the snails are now recovering.
An international team of researchers recently discovered seven new species of "microsnails" in China. Among the tiny fossils collected is one that has a shell height of only 0.86 mm, making it the world's smallest species of land snails.
The limpet mollusk discovered to have teeth stronger than most other materials. Southeast Asia's heritage towers of karst limestone were formed from ancient corals and snails. A new book talks about other mollusk wonders.
The highly invasive New Guinea flatworm, which spreads quickly and upsets the food chain, has been sighted in Florida.
Celebrated photographer Christopher Ameruoso has spent a career photographing creatures large and small – in addition to snapping portraits of Hollywood celebrities. Here he trained his microscopic lens on a common garden snail who visited his patio and was content to make a meal out of a discarded Cherrio. Who knew snails like breakfast cereal?
About 13 million years ago in what is now northeastern Peru, ancient shell-crunching crocodiles ruled the Amazon, according to new research.
Spider silk is being dethroned as the strongest bio-material from the natural world, with the tiny teeth of an aquatic snail proving an estimated five times stronger in all regards.
A snail officially declared extinct seven years ago has apparently resurfaced, to the joy of conservationists everywhere.
An international team's groundbreaking research has revealed a new approach for better understanding the harmful effects pesticides have on aquatic invertebrates like shrimps and snails.
Dark chocolates can help from long-term memories, reveals a new study.