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2012-02-24 08:00:00

The Zoology Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers Blue Glaucus which is a marine small-sized blue gastropod mollusk species, Limbic System which are brain structures supporting functions including emotion, behavior, long term memory, and olfaction, and Metamorphorsis which is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 24,...

Image 1 - Rafting Snails Float Around On Bubbles
2011-10-11 10:38:38

It's "Waterworld" snail style: Ocean-dwelling snails that spend most of their lives floating upside down, attached to rafts of mucus bubbles. Scientists have known about the snails' peculiar lifestyle since the 1600s, but they've wondered how the rafting habit evolved. What, exactly, were the step-by-step adaptations along the way? University of Michigan graduate student Celia Churchill and coauthors believe they've found the answer to that intriguing question. In a paper published in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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