Thursday, 28 February 2008

Snails in the news

Click on the names for the complete articles.

Nacellidae: Cellana spp
Hawaii's island Opihi population continues to be decimated, despite government efforts to manage the island delicacy.

Rhytididae: Powelliphanta
The survival of some relocated snails on Stockton plateau is in doubt, as the Department of Conservation says they are not doing as well as expected.

Hydrobiidae: Potamopyrgus antipodarum
A tiny pest from New Zealand is on the march across the United States in an invasion being dubbed an attack of the clones.

Partulidae: Partula rosea
British conservationists are battling to save a tiny snail so endangered that half the world's population can be found in just one room.

Helicidae: Helix pomatia
… Angel sharks, roman snails, spiny seahorses and short-snouted seahorses joined water voles on the list of creatures to be given extra protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

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