Tag: snails

January 25, 2021

Hundreds of land snails have gone extinct in the past century

Most people don’t pay much attention to snails — especially when the pea-sized gastropods live on a rocky uninhabited islet in Hawaii and don’t even have a name. But Norine...

July 1, 2019

Watching Hawaii’s last snails disappear

Snails once abounded in Hawaii. Some 750 species inhabited the islands. But these species have been disappearing in recent decades as predators cause their populations to go extinct. Rats, chameleons...

June 26, 2019

Spots still available for Hawaii snail workshop

The Hawaii Chapter of The Wildlife Society will host a Beginner’s Workshop in Hawaiian Land Snail Identification on July 1 at NOAA’s Pier 38 Office in Honolulu. Hawaii is home...

April 2, 2019

How do you conserve rare snails? Dig into their picky diet

It was a test of patience for researchers who recently found out how to feed the particular tastes of one of the rarest snail species in the world. Chittenango ovate...

August 18, 2015

Hawaii’s Invertebrates Dwindling Fast

Hawaii was once known for its diversity in colorful plants and assorted wildlife. However, in recent decades researchers have noted extreme losses and have even deemed the islands the “extinction...

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June 30, 2015

Snail-Eating Invasive Worm Discovered in Florida Gardens

A killer invasive worm with an indiscriminate appetite for snails and invertebrates has been discovered in Florida gardens — the first time the destructive species has turned up in the...