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Parasite Study Reveals Nocturnal Secrets of Snails

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August 23, 2013
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Research into how snails spread a parasite fatal to dogs has revealed that the gastropods can explore the length of an average British garden in a single night - reaching a top speed of one meter per hour. The revelations came after scientists fitted a sample group of snails with LEDs and filmed them with high-speed cameras.


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Adorable Solution to Florida's Giant Snail Problem

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Buzz60 (Aug. 30, 2013) — Florida's got a big problem with the invasive Giant African Land Snails destroying vegetation and property. The state's currently enlisting the help of some four-legged detectives. Labrador Retrievers are being trained to find the snails and get rid of them. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

National Geographic (Jan. 24, 2012) — They are the only mammal capable of flight, but are rarely seen by humans. Naturally nocturnal, bats live their lives primarily in darkness. Wild Chronicles sheds some light on the wild world of bats.
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Thermal Bats

Thermal Bats

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — Deep in the rainforests of Central America, two innovative scientists conduct research in the pitch dark with the aid of cameras that can “see” heat. Their infrared thermal imaging cameras capture nocturnal creatures’ natural behaviors without disturbing them, unlocking a rarely seen world.
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