Latest Snail Stories

2008-09-06 09:00:08

By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent IT MAY be only the size of a grain of sand, but despite its tiny stature giant steps have been taken to protect the narrow-mouthed whorl snail. Measuring less than a millimetre across, the snail is one of the smallest in the world and one of the rarest.

2008-08-08 12:00:24

U.S. scientists say the New Zealand mud snail, long a problem in western states, has spread across four U.S. Great Lakes and is altering the lakes' ecology.

2008-07-15 03:00:21

Rare Everglade snail kite nests found in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, conservationists said. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said they are the first snail kite nests found in the area in a decade, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday.

2007-05-06 18:00:00

By CHARLIE DIMMOCK WHEN I worked in a water garden centre, customers were forever asking me: 'I've got this creature in my pond what is it?' Well, lots of things live in ponds, I had to tell them.

2006-12-04 14:25:00

A new study from The American Naturalist studies some very fast snails and their success at long-distance colonization.

2006-08-23 07:51:23

Venom from an ocean snail may have benefits for people with addictions, depression and Parkinson's disease, University of Utah researchers reported Monday.

2006-08-21 02:38:01

BEIJING (Reuters) - Eating raw or half-raw snails has led to almost 40 people in Beijing coming down with meningitis, state media said on Monday, and the same species is being blamed for destroying a huge swath of rice crops.

2006-08-21 01:00:00

Eating raw or half-raw snails has led to almost 40 people in Beijing coming down with a parasite causing a form of meningitis, a state newspaper reported on Monday.

2006-03-29 21:10:00

By Terry Wade CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - In the latest battle between big business and biodiversity, the fate of a unique small, brown snail that lives in a place called Happy Valley on the west coast of New Zealand hangs in the balance.

2006-01-25 13:01:27

LONDON (Reuters) - Land snails, not the quickest of creatures, managed to travel from Europe to remote islands in the South Atlantic by hitching rides on birds.

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Burgundy Snail, Helix pomatia
2013-10-14 09:35:00

The Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia), known also as the Roman Snail, is an edible species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae. It’s a European species. It is called by the French name escargot when it is used in cooking. This species can be found in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, southwestern Bulgaria, northern and central Balkans, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and...

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