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I would not be able to give ten of my friends a piggyback ride at once, but maybe I could if they were all very small. This Black Turban Snail has to deal with a problem plaguing many slow moving … Continue reading
Nope! It’s just a snail from the genus Calliostoma. This photo was taken by MLML undergraduate intern Sara Jeffries while on a dive at Monastery Beach. The kelp is called Pterygophora californica, and can form a dense understory about a … Continue reading
By Kyle Reynolds, Benthic Ecology Lab Can you imagine being pregnant in your foot? That’s just one of the fascinating things I discovered about the snail species I studied for my thesis. I studied animals at hydrothermal vents (seafloor volcanoes) … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Graduate student Kyle Reynolds describes her experience in the South Pacific, where she participated in a 2006 research cruise to study organisms living on the hydrothermal vent system of the Lau Basin. by Kyle Reynolds, Benthic Ecology Lab … Continue reading